Lady-Like

Lady-Like
by Laura Shamas

Productions (4)
  • Biographical drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language
  • Set: Act I: Multiple locations suggested using area staging and furniture. Act II: Interiors and exteriors of a home in Wales.

Lady-Like
by Laura Shamas

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Productions (4)
  • Biographical drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language
  • Set: Act I: Multiple locations suggested using area staging and furniture. Act II: Interiors and exteriors of a home in Wales.

A female adventure story of friendship and freedom, beginning in 1778. Against all odds, two aristocratic Irish ladies and a maid flee abusive homes to start a new life together. Poor, without means or male guardians, they must learn to fend for themselves. Through many travails they arrive in Wales, eager to retire from society, but fate has other plans in store. These "Ladies of Llangollen" become famous for their literary salons; they influence major poets, writers, kings, and queens, and live together happily for 50 years. Their home is now a National Trust Property in Wales.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

A female adventure story of friendship and freedom, beginning in 1778. Against all odds, two aristocratic Irish ladies and a maid flee abusive homes to start a new life together. Poor, without means or male guardians, they must learn to fend for themselves. Through many travails they arrive in Wales, eager to retire from society, but fate has other plans in store. These "Ladies of Llangollen" become famous for their literary salons; they influence major poets, writers, kings, and queens, and live together happily for 50 years. Their home is now a National Trust Property in Wales.

  • Biographical drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language
  • Set: Act I: Multiple locations suggested using area staging and furniture. Act II: Interiors and exteriors of a home in Wales.

Published Reviews

"It is impossible to leave Lady-Like without affection for the dramatis personae, amusement at the dialogue, and satisfaction at learning a welcome history lesson...this Off-Off Broadway evening is more on target than many a Broadway one."

John Simon, New York magazine

"A touching tale of courage and loyalty."

Variety

"Laura Shamas' elegant, effervescent biographical play Lady-Like is shot through with the artist's desire to transport the mind. Shamas' material is so willfully and intelligently selective that it's charming to notice what she left out of her story. What she left in is more than charming: It is as solid yet fragile as cut crystal."

Los Angeles Times

Production History

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JAN 01, 1995 - DEC 31, 1995
Grove Street Playhouse
New York, NY United States
Grove Street Playhouse New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1992 - DEC 31, 1992
Philadelphia Theater Company
Philadelphia, PA United States
Philadelphia Theater Company Philadelphia, PA United States
JAN 01, 1991 - DEC 31, 1991
The Tiffany Theaters
Los Angeles, CA United States
The Tiffany Theaters Los Angeles, CA United States
JAN 01, 1991 - DEC 31, 1991
The Court Theater
Los Angeles, CA United States
The Court Theater Los Angeles, CA United States
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Production Group
Location
JAN 01, 1995 - DEC 31, 1995
Grove Street Playhouse
New York, NY United States
Grove Street Playhouse New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1992 - DEC 31, 1992
Philadelphia Theater Company
Philadelphia, PA United States
Philadelphia Theater Company Philadelphia, PA United States
JAN 01, 1991 - DEC 31, 1991
The Tiffany Theaters
Los Angeles, CA United States
The Tiffany Theaters Los Angeles, CA United States
JAN 01, 1991 - DEC 31, 1991
The Court Theater
Los Angeles, CA United States
The Court Theater Los Angeles, CA United States

Awards (3)

Drama-Logue Award for Playwriting

Marquee Award for Playwriting

Robby Award for Playwriting