Plays Directory : Balm in Gilead

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Lanford Wilson
  • Written
    1965
  • Setting
    New York, USA
  • Overview
    Wilson's first full-length effort, Balm in Gilead centers on a cafe frequented by heroin addicts, prostitutes (both male and female) and thieves. It features many unconventional theatrical devices, such as overlapping dialogue, simultaneous scenes and largely unsympathetic lead characters. The plot draws a parallel between the amoral, often criminal activity that the café's denizens engage in to provide temporary relief from their boredom and suffering, and the two main characters' becoming a couple in order to escape from their lives.

    The play takes its title from a quote in the Old Testament.

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Connected mandy members:

Milo Cradick
Milo Cradick
Voice Over: English
2017, Martin and Stranger
Kayla Kuhnke
Kayla Kuhnke
Actor
2016, Anne
Isabella Van Braeckel
Isabella Van Braeckel
Set Designer
2016, Costume Supervisor & Design Mentor
Platform Theatre
Thao Nguyen
Thao Nguyen
Actor
2016, Frank
Diorama Arts Centre
Mark Munday
Mark Munday
Production Manager
2016, Production Manager (full-time)
Arcola
Matthew Wellard
2016, Dopey
Platform Theatre
Robert Hill
Robert Hill
Set Designer
2016, Assistant Carpenter
Arcola Theatre
Devane Boyd
Devane Boyd
Actor
2016, Fick
The Arcola Theatre
Sarah Sweet
Sarah Sweet
Deputy Stage Manager
2016, Deputy Stage Manager (Freelance)
Arcola Theatre
John Venier
John Venier
AutoCAD Operator
2016, Stage Tech
Platform Theatre
Billy Irving
Billy Irving
Actor
2016, Franny
Arcola Theatre
Lauren Barnes
2016, Judy
Arcola Theatre
Ella Wheway
Ella Wheway
Assistant Stage Manager
2016, Scenic Artist
Arcola
Elle Robertson-Phillips
2016, Terry
Arcola Theatre
Jojo Fauchier
Jojo Fauchier
Costume Designer
2016, Costume designer
Platform Theatre
Adam Paroussos.
Adam Paroussos.
Sound Designer
2016, Sound Designer, Set Design Team
Platform Theatre
Oliver Parnell
2016, Franny, Xavier, Martin
Diorama Arts Centre
Isabel Crowe
Isabel Crowe
Actor
2016, Bonnie
Arcola Theatre
Tisha Whyke
Tisha Whyke
Actor
2016, Dopey
Media Factory, Preston
Callum Taylor
2016, Franny
UCLan Media Factory

Alternative Names

A Balm in Gilead