Title

East Lynne

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Playwright

Ellen Wood

Performance Dates

May 3, 1930

Creative Team

Director................................................................J. A. Smith

Stage Manager....................................................Horace White

Assistant Stage Managers..................................William White and Ed Ricketts

Properties Manager ............................................Grace Norris

Assistant Properties Manager.............................Carl Starkey

Electrician and Stage Carpenter ........................Robert Myers

Assistant Electrician and Stage Carpenter..........Roger Moore

Publicity and Advertising Manager......................Paul Hughes

Business Manager...............................................Linnaeus Pounds

Synopsis

Lady Isabel Carlyle, a beautiful and refined young woman, leaves her hard-working lawyer-husband, Carlyle, and her infant children to elope with an aristocratic suitor, Francis Levison, after wrongfully suspecting and becoming jealous of her husband's friendship with Barbara Hare. However once abroad with Levison she realises he has no intention of marrying her, despite her having borne their illegitimate child. He deserts her, Lady Isabel is disfigured in a train accident and the child is killed. Following this Isabel is able to take the position of governess in the household of her former husband and his new wife allowing her to be close to her children but which also becomes a source of great misery. The pressure of keeping up a façade and being constantly reminded that her husband has moved on eventually physically weakens her. On her deathbed she tells all to Carlyle who forgives her.

Wikipedia contributors. (2019, April 8). East Lynne. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 22:50, August 14, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=East_Lynne&oldid=891518253

Disciplines

Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

Otterbein Theatre, Performing Arts, College Theater

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