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Masters Thesis

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Master of Fine Arts




Life sentence is a full length play in which the history of an elderly couple's marriage is reconsidered when a family friend comes to dinner. This play explores the question of fidelity, empathy, and the painful measures to keep a loving relationship.


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80 pages