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Light through the Cellar Door by Barbara Hume

Cast: 4 (3 female, 1 male)
Length: 90 minutes

Genre: drama, political

Keyword: Women's reproductive health, a family drama

Synopsis: This one act family drama, both historic and topical, is set in 1989 in St. Louis as a state supreme court ruling titled “William Webster vs. Reproductive Health Services” jeopardizes female reproductive health by ending state funding for women’s clinics in St. Louis. Three generations of women struggle with their past choices and current challenges surrounding their own reproductive history. In this family, a passionate crisis of disparate viewpoints reveals the strength it takes to be vulnerable with those we love.

Sample Scene from "Light Through the Cellar Door"

Red Linby Barbara Hume
Cast: 6 (4 males, 2 females)
Length: 90 minutes

Genre: drama, social issues
Keyword: Segregation, Race Relationships 

Synopsis: This two act drama, both historic and topical,  takes place from 1938 to 1948 in St. Louis depicting the impact of segregation on two young men, one White and one Black, who share backyards in a segregated neighborhood.  Their friendship crosses many boundaries testing their friendship and the status quo of racism in their community. 

Sample Scene from "Red Line"

On The House by Barbara Hume
Cast: 2 (1 female, 1 male)
Length: 10 Minutes

Genre: comedy
Keyword: Aging, Companionship
, Dating

Synopsis: This ten minute play features two older characters, a female widow in her late 60's and a male widower in his mid 70s, both struggling with companionship.  The play explores the difficulty in showing one's true feelings, even as we age.  

Full Script of "On The House"

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