Kennedy's Children


Robert Patrick

Published by Samuel French Inc

2 Male 3 Female

Five people in a New York bar on Valentine's Day, 1974, explore their activities in the 1960s which brought them to their present point of paralysis, stagnation and - for one - death

Wanda, a secretary turned schoolteacher, has tried to follow John Kennedy's Eternal Flame of idealism despite current attempts to smear his name

Sparger, a flamboyant, dazzling actor, has grown cold and cynical watching New York's underground theatre movement go crazy and commercial

Rona, an activist in the youth political movements of that decade, sees the movement collapsing and fears she has wasted her husband's life

Mark, a veteran of Viet Nam, has become a psychotic drug addict trying to understand the rights and wrongs of that war

Carla, a beautiful young aspiring actress who wanted to be the next Marilyn Monroe, traces with wit and courage the process by which she became, instead, a sexual toy for producers and agents

Unable any longer to relate to other human beings, these characters trace in alternating monologues their rich, heroic and courageous lives

Named "Best Play of the Year" by numerous English critics

"A blockbuster" ~ N.Y. Times

"One of the year's ten best" ~ Time

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