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Cefaly, Audrey L. (American playwright, Web publisher, 1967-____), “New Hope,” a 45-minute dark comedy in English, set in McComb Funeral Home, rural Alabama, U.S.A., 2001,

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; • © 2001 by Audrey Cefaly; • in Audrey Cefaly’s New Hope (Bowie, Maryland, U.S.A.: The Author, 2001) ; • script/rights available from Audrey Cefaly, 12414 Sandal Lane, Bowie, Maryland 20715, U.S.A., e-mail acefaly@phillips.com or alcefaly@yahoo.com, telephone (home) 301-352-3797. • Cited by Audrey Cefaly via ftp February 7, 2002; Cefaly says,

§ Dramatis Personae Annelle (f), 35, a Southerner; Harper (f), 35, a New Yorker.

§ Synopsis “Two friends, once very close back in high school, meet again after a 15-year break in their friendship. As they gather to mourn the loss of a mutual lover, their past catches up with them. They struggle to air their grievances and possibly reclaim a friendship that was once a very important part of their lives in the small, myopic town of New Hope, Alabama.

§ Comment “‘New Hope’ won best productions at both the Northern Virginia Theatre Festival’s 2001 One-Act Competition and the 2001 Silver Spring Stage One-Act Festival. It was also short-listed and produced at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, fall, 2001. • A requisite few chairs and a small table make the staging very simple. No lighting or sound cues occur. • Visit the website, www.audreycefaly.com, for free downloadable text samples.”

§ Themes addiction, death, friendship, hope, ignorance, mourning, Southern culture.

See also Audrey Cefaly’s

  • "Bill, New Guy," a 35-minute comedy-drama in English, set a mailroom, anywhere, the present (2003), 2m1f
  • "Deconstruction," a 18-minute drama in English, set anyplace, anytime, 1m1f
  • "Fin and Euba," a 18-minute drama in English, set on a porch, Northern Florida, U.S.A., late evening, 2001, 2f
  • "Piano Man," a 40-minute comedy/drama in English, set in a back room of a piano store, anywhere, the present (2003), 2m

This Website continues under construction and welcomes new citations and comments.

Page mounted February 10, 2002, and updated June 9, 2003, January 22, 26, 2004, by the Webmaster.

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