Special Index: Romantic Lesbian Plays with Happy Endings
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Esther and Vashti
A romantic drama set against a backdrop of war in ancient Persia. A young Hebrew woman and her former lover, the Queen of Persia, struggle against their personal and political differences to form an alliance against a common enemy.
Sappho in Love
A Lesbian midsummer night’s dream with the goddesses of celibacy, love, and marriage competing for Sappho’s attention amid poetry contests, meteor showers, lessons on lesbian love-making, romantic trysting, mix-ups and disguises. Wet and wild romantic comedy!
This is a rollicking farce about the world’s most dysfunctional family, a doctor with a penchant for assisted suicide, and a lesbian housekeeper with a crush on her employer. An over-the-top comedy about leaving, being left, and what it takes to stay.
Two counselors at a summer camp struggle with their love against a backdrop of homophobia. Scenes with the campers depict with chilling accuracy the cruelty of girls towards those they perceive as outsiders. Powerful lesbian drama! Nominated by American Theatre Critics Association for "best new play of the year" award!
Female Nude Seated
Two Irish art students meet in a student rooming house in London, late one night in 1917. Both of them are at dramatic turning points in their lives and on the brink of making disastrous choices. Will they rescue each other in time?
The Greatest Actress Who Ever Lived
A closeted reporter arrives in the dressing room of veteran, bisexual stage and film star Nance O'Neil, and as Nance shares the details of her affair with alleged ax murderess Lizzie Borden, the two women share a moment of intimacy.
A one-act about the lesbian relationship between legendary lighting designer Jean Rosenthal and her assistant Miki (Marion) Kinsella. The play opens in April 1969, after the final dress rehearsal for Martha Graham’s 35th season opener at the City Center. Legendary lighting designer Jean Rosenthal, dying of cancer, arrived in an ambulance and on a gurney for the final lighting check. The play is a reflection on denial and dying, intimacy and artists, seeing and being seen, and—of course—on light.
The Oblig-atory Scene
Ostensibly arguing about The Taming of the Shrew, a lesbian couple come to grips with their own marital struggles around the issue of sex.
During a nor'easter on the New Hampshire coast, in 1879, two fourteen-year-olds share their secrets about trauma they have survived and the deeper secrets about their sexual orientations and gender identities.
Two lesbian buddies in their 80’s have escaped from a nursing home at night, stolen a sailboat, and are planning a double suicide out on the ocean. At Sea is a fleeting celebration of lesbian friendship, sailing, marijuana, and resistance.
Starting From Zero
Nine One-Act Plays About Lesbians in Love
The Greatest Actress Who Ever Lived
Souvenirs from Eden
Lace Curtain Irish
The Countess and the Lesbians
‘Til The Fat Lady Sings
Since I Died
Not a play... but essential reading!
Propositions for Rewiring the Lesbian Brain
“These 13 Propositions are my "keep it simple stupid" outline. It is an invitation for me to seriously examine what hasn't been working. It is the outline I need to begin to re-wire my brain. I appreciate that they are proposals, not requirements… that the change and healing is left to me. It is a gift…”—V.E.
"This book gave me much healing after a difficult relationship and much strength to find new ways of experiencing life-giving love in lesbian community. I have read and reread it several times." SRG
A thirty-six-page "electrician's manual" for reprogramming key concepts about relationships and intimacy.
St. Frances and the Fallen Angels
The ghosts of two survivors of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire come to haunt Frances Perkins, who is on the verge of resigning her position as Secretary of Labor in the Roosevelt Cabinet. Another ghost appears... the ghost of Mary Rumsey, her deceased partner, to conclude their unfinished business.