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To She Who Waits

Bob Clyman
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Meg and Jack were childhood sweethearts, who got married, and when their daughter, Hannah, was born, Meg stayed home with her, while Jack worked. They were happy. Then their church hired a new pastor. Flash forward … Jack is dead, and Meg is fighting the church she fled for custody of Hannah. Now that Meg is about to see Hannah for the first time in two years, the clock is already ticking. She will only have 12 visits to convince Hannah, who is openly hostile toward her, to leave the church she loves and its promise of salvation, to live with Meg — the mother who left her behind.

Production Info

Cast: 4 total (3 female, 1 male, doubling)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

” … a perceptively drawn and keenly affecting mother-daughter relationship.” —John R Ziegler & Leah Richards,

“The three leading characters are written with nuance and depth not often seen in works addressing religious cults … The narrative was compelling and the portrayals were sensitively handled. This is a work worth seeing and watching where it goes next.” —

” … exacting dialogue, and a topic that is tackled with insight, compassion and humanity … This is a must see and you will delight in the struggle so excellently portrayed in this slice of life that will stay with you long after you leave the theater.” —Ronni Burns,

About the Author


  • Bob Clyman

    Bob Clyman's plays have been produced Off-Broadway and at regional theatres, such as the Alley Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, San Jose Repertory Theatre, George Street Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Colony Studio Theatre in Los Angeles, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, and L.A. Theatre Works, in addition to touring Scotland. His play SECRET ORDER was initially commissioned and produced by The Ensemble Studio Theatre under the auspices of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. It was subsequently produced at 59E59 Theatre in New York, where it was nominated for an Outer Circle Critics Award for the best script in 2008, and has since been produced at many regional theatres. His plays TRANCED and THE EXCEPTIONALS were both supported by Edgerton Foundation New American Play Awards. TRANCED has been produced by San Jose Repertory Theatre, Laguna Playhouse and Merrimack Repertory Theatre, among others. THE EXCEPTIONALS was produced by the Contemporary American Theatre Festival and Merrimack Repertory Theatre, where it was nominated for both Best Play and Best New Play of 2012 by The Independent Reviewers of New England. His most recent play THE GOOD BET, was chosen for The Ashland New Play Festival in 2014 and won the Stanley Drama Award for 2015. He has been awarded a number of national prizes, including a Eugene O'Neill Summer Conference Fellowship, Geraldine Dodge Fellowship, Playwrights First Award, New Jersey State Arts Council Award, Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship, Berilla-Kerr Foundation Award, Djerassi Foundation Fellowship, Shenandoah Valley Playwrights Fellowship, and Theater in the Works Fellowship.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 1/31/2020
Pages 90
ISBN 9780881458589

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