Yearnings

Jacques and Leigh have served Monsieur and Madame as farmhand and domestic servant.  Upon their death, they bequeath the farm to Jacques and money for a lady’s education to Leigh.  In a moment of willfulness, they switch inheritances and set aside their feelings for one another.  Rochelle, a young lady from town, comes to Leigh for shelter and the two of them work the farm until Rochelle reveals a secret that changes everything Leigh believed about herself.

The story, a classic love triangle, is based loosely on the Biblical story of Jacob, Leah, and Rachel.  It requires a cast of three- two women and one man- and runs about 90 minutes plus an optional intermission.  The dialogue is written in verse; blank verse for those from town and free verse for those from the country. It was most recently read at the Open Eye Theater in Margaretville, New York and at the public library in Orem, Utah.  It could be easily produced in an intimate black-box theatre or an improvised found space.

This play is now published by Leicester Bay Theatricals.  For more information, follow this link:

http://www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com/the-yearning-season-premiere-play-file/

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