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Play directory : Balm in Gilead

Welcome to the Mandy Theatre Professionals Plays Directory.

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other Mandy Theatre Professionals members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Lanford Wilson
  • Written
    1965
  • Setting
    New York, USA
  • Overview
    Wilson's first full-length effort, Balm in Gilead centers on a cafe frequented by heroin addicts, prostitutes (both male and female) and thieves. It features many unconventional theatrical devices, such as overlapping dialogue, simultaneous scenes and largely unsympathetic lead characters. The plot draws a parallel between the amoral, often criminal activity that the café's denizens engage in to provide temporary relief from their boredom and suffering, and the two main characters' becoming a couple in order to escape from their lives.

    The play takes its title from a quote in the Old Testament.

Members of Mandy Theatre Professionals who have been involved in Balm in Gilead