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Love and Death and Isabella Stewart Gardner 

A Romantic Comedy in One-Act
By Jim Dalglish

Three former college roommates are re-united in this romantic comedy about a museum tour gone terribly and hilariously astray.

"Each year at za stroke von midnight on za anniversary of St. Isabellas death...  You can hear za moans and groans from deep within zeez werry valls..." - Alex

Characters

William - Man in his late thirties.  An artist.

Alyson - Woman in her mid thirties.  Rich art gallery owner.

Rafael - Man in his late thirties.  Divorced.

Alex - Man in his late thirties.  Art scholar.  College roommate of William and Rafael.  

Setting

Gothic Gallery of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Time

Now

Length

45 mins.

Type

Comedy / Gay Romance.

Themes

Artistic expression; selling out; three-way relationships; gay identity; alternative parenting.

Acting Class Scenes

Monolog: Alex’s tirade in the middle of the play

Script Completed

Summer 2001

Production History

Provincetown Theatre Company/Narrowland Arts, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 8/09/01- 9/29/01(Second half of Art Brut.)


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