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A House Full of Dust

Read the Play (minus the ending)

by Bella Poynton
A Full-length Drama in Two Acts
3W / 4M
Approximate Playing time: 2 hours

Though anything but real, A House Full of Dust is wrought with realism and raw emotional depth. Set early in the 20th century in rural Kansas, the Cleve’s house is filled with ghosts, both real and metaphoric. Abusive Ramsey forces his wife, Gretta, to take medication that is making her gravely ill to stop her from talking to “herself”. Gretta who is denied access to anything outside the household anxiously awaits the visit of her beloved son, RJ who is studying to be a priest. RJ knows the truth; at least part of the truth. He has been sensitive to the apparition Christine since childhood but is unaware of David, his biological father, whom his mother poisoned to death after she was raped. Ramsey’s hateful treatment of RJ is as much due to his choice to become a priest as his inability to accept the circumstances of the rape. 19-year-old daughter, Rachel, with her foul mouth and manners, has guised herself as a boy in an attempt to gain her mother’s attention. She is pursued by Jack Mullen, a young apprentice in her father’s blacksmith shop, who is determined to marry her despite her mean and offensive ways. As the dust in the house engulfs the family, David reveals himself to his brother RJ with dramatic consequences that will alter the future of every member of the household. $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