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$60.00 Royalty per Performance

$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fee

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Ceremonies of Prayer

Read the Play (minus the ending)

A Full-length Drama in Two Acts

2 M / 2W

Approximate Playing Time:  100 minutes

Developed at Chicago Dramatists, Ceremonies of Prayer revolves around the conflict between William, a volatile artist, and Christina his equally volatile ex-prostitute lover now pregnant with his child.  William, caught between the emotional extremes of a sophisticated aesthetic view of the world and his childish detachment from the realities of life, provokes passion and hostility in Cristina, whose sordid past shadows her desire and ability to accept William’s love.  Matters are further complicated by William's financial and emotional dependence on his art-dealer brother, Ned, who struggles to remain vigilant of William’s vulnerability and supportive of his genius while coping with the resentment of his wife, Joanne, for the intrusions William inflicts on their lives.  Suggested by incidents in the life of Vincent van Gogh, this winner of the prestigious Utah Playfest Competition drives home the raging turmoil within and without the great artist whose passion for love and art lingered on the brink of insanity. Note:  Contains adult language and situations.  $20 Single-Use Copyright Fee plus $60 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre.  Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$60.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fee