Title

Dark Victory

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Playwright

George Brewer Jr. and Bertram Bloch

Performance Dates

May 3, 1941

Creative Team

Director..........................................................J. F. Smith

Assistant Director..........................................Philip Morgan

Business Manager.........................................Maurice Smith

Stage Design & Property Manager................Louise Gleim

Stage Manager..............................................Lewis Carlock

Synopsis

Judith Traherne is a Long Island socialite whose life is spent in frivolous, hedonistic pastimes. She indulges in alcohol and cigarettes, and enjoys horse riding. She experiences dizziness and headaches, and after an uncharacteristic riding accident, she is referred to a specialist, Dr. Frederick Steele. Steele is in the midst of closing his New York City office in preparation of a move to Brattleboro, Vermont, where he plans to devote his time to brain cell research. He reluctantly agrees to see Judith, who is initially antagonistic towards him. She shows signs of short-term memory loss, but dismisses these and other symptoms. Steele convinces her the ailments she is experiencing are serious and potentially life-threatening, and puts his career plans on hold to tend to her. Steele finds that she has an inoperable brain tumor, and predicts she has only a year to live. Shortly after becoming blind, she will die. Judith falls in love with the idealistic doctor, and they enjoy a brief respite in the Vermont countryside before she faces imminent death. She comes to the realization that their relationship has brought meaning to the life she had been leading.

Wikipedia contributors. (2019, July 13). Dark Victory (play). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 01:15, August 15, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dark_Victory_(play)&oldid=906017893

Disciplines

Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

Otterbein Theatre, Performing Arts, College Theater

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