Bring Us the Head of Your Daughter

Bring Us the Head of Your Daughter
by Derek Ahonen

Productions (1)
  • Drama
  • 75 - 80 minutes
  • 3 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Unit set; an apartment.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-509-4

Bring Us the Head of Your Daughter
by Derek Ahonen

(0)
Productions (1)
  • Drama
  • 75 - 80 minutes
  • 3 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Unit set; an apartment.

Jackie and Contessa are far from the typical American family. One black, one Jewish, and both women, they have overcome their differences and stayed partners for twenty years. But when their absent daughter Garance is accused of murder and cannibalism, their New York City apartment becomes a center of chaos. The phone rings off the hook with bigoted threats, Contessa's long-lost brother pays a visit, and to top it all off, the alleged cannibal returns. This examination of a dysfunctional and unconventional family bitingly explores the outermost limits of familial love.

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

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Play Details

Jackie and Contessa are far from the typical American family. One black, one Jewish, and both women, they have overcome their differences and stayed partners for twenty years. But when their absent daughter Garance is accused of murder and cannibalism, their New York City apartment becomes a center of chaos. The phone rings off the hook with bigoted threats, Contessa's long-lost brother pays a visit, and to top it all off, the alleged cannibal returns. This examination of a dysfunctional and unconventional family bitingly explores the outermost limits of familial love.

  • Drama
  • 75 - 80 minutes
  • 3 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Unit set; an apartment.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-509-4

Published Reviews

"Ahonen most craftily eases us into the story until the outrageous seems normal and we settle down to a gentle pace that beguiles and surprises at every turn. Good theater like this points a finger at itself while triply engaging the viewer. Bring Us The Head Of Your Daughter reaffirms Mr. Ahonen's gift for original playmaking."

United Stages

"There's no denying Ahonen is forging a unique voice."

The New York Post

"Ahonen's talent as a playwright is very impressive."

nytheatre.com

"Ahonen demonstrates a strong sense of the outlandishly ridiculous and seems a likely candidate for the comedy industry of California."

Variety

"It's the same rabble-rousing theatricality that fueled the Living Theater, that made Sam Shepard plays, especially the early ones, a theatre of brutality that electrified audiences."

Backstage

"If you want to talk seriously about playwrights in the 2000's, Derek Ahonen is a name to know. Ahonen's speed, his big emotions, his ability and excess are gathering a cult."

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APR 25, 2008 - JUN 01, 2008
The Amoralists
New York, NY United States
The Amoralists New York, NY United States
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APR 25, 2008 - JUN 01, 2008
The Amoralists
New York, NY United States
The Amoralists New York, NY United States