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'The Magdalen Whitewash' by Valerie Goodwin - additional information.

'The Magdalen Whitewash' by Valerie Goodwin
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Period and Geography
Location: Ireland. Time Periods: 1920 to 1939 and 1940s
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 1
Setting: Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom, Office, Cafe/Bar/Restaurant and A Room
Set Requirements: Furniture Only and Multiple locations in one set
The script includes characters in the following age range(s):
8 to 12
13 to 16
17 to 20
21 to 35
36 to 50
51 to 65
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Swearing rate: 1 rude word per thousand
We have identified the following types of language in the text:
Mild swearwords
Potential blasphemy
Sexual slurs
In addition to the text, the "Producer's Copy" of the Script includes the following:
A list of the required properties
A list of suggested music
A synopsis of the plot
A lighting plot
Descriptions of the characters
A description of the set requirements
Costume notes
Miscellaneous notes from the author
Full-length drama. Multiple locations, but simple set requirements, with main scenes played on the full stage and smaller scenes downstage with a few pieces of furniture.
In 1946, teenage Nancy tracks down her birth mother Mary to one of the many 'Magdalen laundries' set up in Ireland to house women shunned by society for unmarried pregnancies. But why doesn't Mary want to leave with Nancy? Sixteen years earlier, during Mary's first days at the laundry, she and the other women deal with isolation, pregnancies, and mistreatment from the nuns and priests.


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