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The Widow of Tom's Hill

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59E59 Theaters and Scripts Up! present a thriller in which a young man and woman on opposite sides of a quarantine blockade engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse. More…

It is 1918 and the deadliest plague in human history has erupted across the globe - the influenza pandemic. When a small American town on the Washington coast becomes the subject of an armed quarantine, two liaisons from opposite sides of the blockade - a nineteen-year-old widow and a young sailor - engage in a surprising and dangerous match. Their lives and the town's fate lie in the balance.


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November 4th, 2015
"This two-hander is a haunting play that is wonderfully staged and features excellent acting. It is truly a distinctive piece of theatre, perfect for the intimate setting of the Upper East Side stage... See this intriguing play. It is a cautionary tale that you will think about long after the cur...
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November 8th, 2015
"'The Widow of Tom’s Hill' hinges on the core of human nature when tragedy strikes and what is worth fighting for. As individuals face desperation and are forced to make difficult choices, their true colors emerge, and may cause heartbreak and pain to those who loved them the most... Captivating,...
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November 13th, 2015
"This amazing two-hander creeps up, takes insidious hold, and keeps one riveted in sympathy, horror, and surprise. Playwright Aleks Merilo’s naturally poetic style serves the truth of her characters...When it rises, romanticism is the result of simple, uncultured observation. Her characters are i...
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November 8th, 2015
"Merilo’s story is fascinating...To care about both characters proportionately is a testament to Merilo, director Rachel Black Spaulding, and the two exceptional actors...Spaulding created a world that was stimulating and captivating...Aleks Merilo’s script goes beyond the surface of a history pl...
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