Manna

Manna
or, The Book of Madeleine
by Cheri Magid

Productions (3)
  • Drama
  • 120 - 130 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m (9-14 actors possible: 2-7 f, 2-7 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible.

Manna
or, The Book of Madeleine
by Cheri Magid

(0)
Productions (3)
  • Drama
  • 120 - 130 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m (9-14 actors possible: 2-7 f, 2-7 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible.

Madeleine thinks she's found God through the act of baking. Jobless and spiritually lost, she tries mixing her blood and prayers into a batch of challah bread. The resulting challah proves so transformative that she must open a bakery to meet the growing demand. Eventually, Madeleine must face the darker side of the magic that infuses her baked goods, as well as her intense though timid love for an attractive rabbi. A modern-day tale taken from the Old Testament, Manna is tinged with humor and ethereal mystery.

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Play Details

Madeleine thinks she's found God through the act of baking. Jobless and spiritually lost, she tries mixing her blood and prayers into a batch of challah bread. The resulting challah proves so transformative that she must open a bakery to meet the growing demand. Eventually, Madeleine must face the darker side of the magic that infuses her baked goods, as well as her intense though timid love for an attractive rabbi. A modern-day tale taken from the Old Testament, Manna is tinged with humor and ethereal mystery.

  • Drama
  • 120 - 130 minutes
  • 5 f, 4 m (9-14 actors possible: 2-7 f, 2-7 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible.

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OCT 05, 2006 - OCT 08, 2006
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA United States
The University of Iowa Iowa City, IA United States
FEB 01, 2002 - FEB 28, 2002
South Coast Repertory (workshop/staged reading)
Costa Mesa, CA United States
South Coast Repertory (workshop/staged reading) Costa Mesa, CA United States
MAY 01, 2001 - MAY 31, 2001
Rattlestick Theater (staged reading)
New York, NY United States
Rattlestick Theater (staged reading) New York, NY United States
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Awards (3)

Alternate, The Jerome Foundation Grant (2002)

Runner-up, The Princess Grace Award in Playwriting (2003)

Finalist, The Herrick Foundation Award (2004)