A Question of Faith
Clinton, Edward (American playwright, 19__-____), “A Question of Faith,”
a __-minute drama in English, set in _____, _____,
© ____ by Edward Clinton;
• in Edward Clinton’s A Question of Faith (Mystic, Connecticut, U.S.A.: The Author, _____);
Arthur (m), middleaged, a lawyer; Eben (m), middleaged, husband of Sarah, father of Rachel; Sarah (f), __, wife of Eben, mother of Rachel; Rachel (f), 13, Eben and Sarah’s daughter.
“When Eben and Sarah’s daughter Rachel becomes deathly ill, they follow the teachings of their religion and refuse medical treatment. Eben’s best friend, Arthur, a lawyer, becomes an advocate for Rachel and tries to convince Eben to get medical care for Rachel. When Eben refuses, Arthur takes Eben to court and their friendship is tested.
“There are many relevant issues raised in this play that in the end dramatize the essential Question of Faith and what it means to have faith in today’s world. This play deftly explores the relationship of faith to everyday life in America, business, law and parental responsibility.”—Edward Clinton, http://www.edwardclintonplaywright.com/plays9.htm, accessed February 4, 2006.
• “Born and raised in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois, Edward Clinton began his career as an actor, making his professional debut in Chicago with Alvina Krause's Eagle's Mere Repertory Company followed by his New York debut at Wyn Handman's American Place Theatre, where he appeared in Ed Bullins' play The Pig Pen. Mr. Clinton received a full scholarship to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he studied acting with Lloyd Richards, Olympia Dukakis, Peter Kass and Jerzy Grotowski. After ten years of performing roles in New York and regional theatre, Mr. Clinton left acting to pursue writing full time. He is a playwrighting fellow of the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights' Center. His play Benefit Of Doubt was first done at the world renowned Playwrights' Center where it was directed by Lynne Meadow, founder and Artistic Director of the Manhattan Theatre Club. Mr. Clinton's play Benefit Of A Doubt went on to have its world premiere production at the Folger Theatre in Washington D.C., directed by Emmy Award winning director Barnet Kellman and starring Academy Award nominee Carol Kane. This initial production was followed by subsequent productions of the play around the country, including a New York presentation featuring Academy Award winner Chris Cooper (SEABISCUIT).”—Edward Clinton playwright - plays biography information, http://www.doollee.com, accessed February 4, 2006.
faith, friendship, illness, medical treatment, religion.
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