Mark Twain's The $30,000 Bequest from Organic Theater Company
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The last date listed for The $30,000 Bequest was Thursday June 25, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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Set in a fictional Indiana town during the Great Depression, Jim Leonard Jr.'s moving drama focuses on the friendship between an ex-preacher from Kentucky and a disturbed young boy. The boy -- deeply traumatized by a near-drowning in his past that led to the death of his mother -- is now terrified of water, but also gifted with the ability to divine its location. As the bond between these two grows, the preacher works with the boy to overcome his crippling fear of water. And when the townspeople, desperate for a spiritual leader, mistake an eventual bathing for a baptism, their confusion leads to some significant consequences in The Diviners. Learn More
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A letter from a distant uncle arrives at the home of Saladin and Electra Foster, announcing that the uncle is dying and has bequethed the Fosters the magnificent sum of $30,000 cash — on the condition that upon his death they can prove they never inquired after his health, never told a soul about the gift, and did not attend the funeral. Financial whiz Electra immediately goes to work planning how she will invest the money, and before long has spun the original investment into a vast fortune on paper. As the years tick by, the Fosters become accustomed to their imaginary high-life funded by their imaginary fortune. But perhaps they should have taken more notice of the bizarre conditions their uncle put on their bequest…