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The Water Children

Author(s):
Wendy  Macleod

Megan is an actress somewhere between "ingenue" and "Mom." When she loses an important role to a younger woman, her agent convinces her to take a part in a commercial for Life Force, an anti-abortion group. Megan, having had an abortion, and being a staunch liberal, is conflicted about the job. She complicates her life even more when she begins to date Randall, the organizationís executive director. Megan and Randall hit it off and they try to put their personal beliefs aside, but when Randallís colleagues become militant, things suddenly become more difficult. And when Megan learns she is pregnant, it sends her on the personal journey of her life, spinning into her past, magnifying her present, and leaving her completely at a loss as to her future. To get away from it all, she accepts a job in a Japanese commercial. In Japan, she learns of the shrines to the mizuko--the "water children." She makes a pilgrimage to the temple and learns of Japanís beliefs about abortion--the very reason for the templeís being. While at the shrine, Megan meets the soul of the child she aborted those many years ago and finally makes her own peace, and a decision about the child sheís now carrying.

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Genre(s): Drama
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Play Type: Play
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Total Characters: 8
Male Characters: 4
Female Characters: 4
Androgynous Characters:Not Available
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Cost: FEE: $60 per performance
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