The Ascension of Anais Nin

Written by:

Wanda Graham

Cast Size:
12

Roles For:

  • Men: 7
  • Women: 5

Genre:

Comedy

Themes:

Love
Poetry
Psychology

Length:

90 min.

Year Written:

1996

Synopsis:

The Ascension of Anais Nin is an intense poetic mapping that tantalizes with questions about the nature of love, lust, life, lies, and Literature.” — Mail Star (From the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre Online Catalogue)

Characters:

SHE, writer, 29-30 (can’t pronounce English “R”) / HE, a writer, 40-41 (Known by June as “Val”) / JUNE, A chameleon, 30-31. She has been on Broadway, and can manufacture the style of that milieu. She dives into “guttersnipe” with equal relish. Married to HE. / HUGO, a banker, 43-44. Married to SHE / ANA, Young cousin of SHE, disguised as WAITER / RENE, a psychoanalyst. 43 / FATHER OF SHE, a Spanish pianist, about 53 / GERMAN DOCTOR / NURSE / SAGE-FEMME / ARTAUD / RANK’S VOICE

First Produced:

1996 National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Resources:

The Ascension of Anais Nin is available through the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre Online Catalogue.

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