La Fée Verte

Finalist, Prize for Women Playwrights, Kentucky Women Writers, 2019
First Prize, Ohio State Newark New Play Contest, Ohio State Newark, 2013

[Full-length] When France bans absinthe in 1914, struggling poet Marmion fears he will lose his only source of inspiration. He authors a petition against the ban, aided by Denis, a depressed bartender who drinks absinthe in order to hallucinate his...
Finalist, Prize for Women Playwrights, Kentucky Women Writers, 2019
First Prize, Ohio State Newark New Play Contest, Ohio State Newark, 2013

[Full-length] When France bans absinthe in 1914, struggling poet Marmion fears he will lose his only source of inspiration. He authors a petition against the ban, aided by Denis, a depressed bartender who drinks absinthe in order to hallucinate his deceased fiancée. But Marmion’s brother, a parish priest with his own secret absinthe addiction, is dead- set against the petition and determined to stop them. As the three men’s agendas clash, each must learn the source of his own dependence on “La Fée Verte."
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La Fée Verte

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  • Acadiana Repertory Theatre:
    29 Feb. 2016
    We had the pleasure of producing La Fee Verte in a developmental production in February of 2016. Audiences loved this show from the first scene. It is a smart, tightly woven, face paced, yet at times poignant meditation on addiction and the things we cling to. Don't hesitate to pick this wonderful piece up. Bridgette is a joy to work with. We look forward to more work from her in the future.

Character Information

  • Marmion
    20s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    A struggling poet and bohemian. Ambitious, passionate, and hopelessly addicted to absinthe.
  • Pere Mallory
    20s-30s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Marmion's older brother, a parish priest. Also hopelessly addicted to absinthe.
  • Denis
    20s-30s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    A bartender. Depressed over his lost love. Also hopelessly addicted to absinthe.
  • Fee
    20s-40s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    An entrancing woman in a green gown. Personification of absinthe. Assumes a different identity depending upon the drinker.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Paper Wing Theatre
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    Pear Avenue Theatre
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    Playwrights' Center of San Francisco
    ,
    2013
  • Reading
    ,
    Playwrights' Center of San Francisco
    ,
    2010

Production History

Awards

Finalist
,
Prize for Women Playwrights
,
Kentucky Women Writers
,
2019
First Prize, Ohio State Newark New Play Contest
,
Ohio State Newark
,
2013