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Plays by Laura Marks

Bethany

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

Life has gotten tough for Crystal: her job is in jeopardy; her house has been repossessed; and her daughter has been taken by social services. It's time for Crystal to get going. But in her effort to get her daughter back and put her life on the right track, Crystal is forced to question just how far she's willing to go to survive.

Bethany by Laura Marks is the story of a charismatic saleswoman forced to make moral compromises and impossible choices in a tough economic climate. It was first presented in the UK at the High Tide Festival in Halesworth, Suffolk, on 12 May 2012.

American playwright Laura Marks is a graduate of Juilliard's Acheson Wallace playwriting programme, whose play Bethany was published in Methuen Drama's American Next Wave anthology. It was the runner-up for Yale's David C. Horn Prize, adjudicated by John Guare, and won the Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Women Writers. Other plays include Mine and Gather at the River.