Two-Headed $10.99

Julie Jensen

Published by Dramatic Publishing

0 Male 2 Female

The play begins in Utah in 1857-the year more than 100 California-bound immigrants traveling from Missouri and Arkansas were killed in what became known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre

Hettie and Lavinia, 10-year-old friends at the time, know about the nearby massacre, an event that will haunt them for the rest of their lives

We follow their friendship through 40 years (set at 10-year intervals) as they each find their place in an intolerant, patriarchal Mormon society and the polygamy it espouses

The relationship between the women is tested when Hettie marries Lavinia's father, a breach of trust that Lavinia condemns

Lavinia's lifelong hatred of her father becomes clear when Hettie learns that her friend was an eyewitness to the Mountain Meadows Massacre - carried out by Mormons and planned by Lavinia's father

"Jensen has crafted a patchwork of poetry and wisdom in her play ... the constant themes of survival and togetherness are powerful throughout" ~ Backstage

"Steeped in the hard facts of Mormon frontier history, Ms Jensen's script has a gentle, poetic allure" ~ The New York Times

"[Ms Jensen] uses only two female characters to create a vivid world out of dialogue as spare and simple as her characters' makeshift, utilitarian lives in the Utah desert" ~ Newsday

WINNER OF 3 L.A. WEEKLY AWARDS! Best Play, Best Director and Best Actress

Nominated for 3 Ovation Awards!

Ms Jensen's two heads make an elegant and meaningful whole ... a gentle, poetic allure" ~ The New York Times

Jensen's intelligently unadorned voice is one worth listening to, now and in the future" ~ Off-Broadway Review

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