Foreign Accent Syndrome Play

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$12.00
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Type: 
Suitable for School Performances: 
Synopsis: 

The story begins in the hospital with Kathy Woodrough waking up with an accent which she acquired as a result of a stroke.  She is diagnosed as having the rare medical condition know as the foreign accent syndrome.  In an instant she becomes a "foreigner" in her own land.  As a result she has to reinvent herself.  At first she is dismayed by sounding like a stranger but in the course of Act One her accent becomes an advantage in the matters of love and friendship.  In the Act Two Kathy loses her accent upon a second stroke (medically possible) but now has to fake it.

She is guided on her journey by Visnja, a Bosnian refugee and a former actress who is now a hospital janitor.  The world of theatre, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and medicine comes together in this hilarious musical romp.  The characters are of Canadian, but also of Bosnian, Brazilian, Russian, Saudi, Korean, Vetnamese and Singaporean descent.

Play Information
Format: 
digital
ISBN: 
STAGE READY SCRIPT
Year Printed: 
2013
Professional Agent: 
PGC Publications
401 Richmond St, 416-703-0201, info@playwrightsguild.ca
Amateur Agent: 
PGC Publications
401 Richmond St, 416-703-0201, info@playwrightsguild.ca
Running TIme: 
120 minutes
Acts: 
2
Cast
Male Cast: 
7
Female Cast: 
10
Other Cast: 
4
Comments: 
Musical Comedy
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