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Beating Death by George Matry Masselam

JAC #2009-0023
ISBN #1-60513-053-2

The Cast

  • SARAH: Thirty-eight-year-old woman.

  • CELESTE: Thirty-year-old woman.

  • ANSWERING MACHINE: Voiceover/Recording

  • TONY’S VOICE: Voiceover/Recording

  • JOHN’S VOICE: Voiceover/Recording


Two sisters, one who is terminally ill, struggle to find freedom from the troubled relationships with the men in their lives. Both take risks with the help of each other, wine, and pure courage. The play is funny, heart-warming, sad and touching. They don't find it easy to let go of situations they are accustomed to, but which limit their happiness. Still, both sisters, amidst setbacks and obstacles, find their freedom.


The Setting

A living room.


George Matry MasselamAuthor Biography

George Matry Masselam has had three full-length plays produced including Alone Together, which was also short-listed for the Selection Committee at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference in Waterford (CT), and A Thin Thread, which was directed by Charles Werner Moore at Brandeis University in Waltham (MA). He has also had one-acts and short plays produced at the Ritalin Readings and Theatre Diversified at the Theatre Cooperative in Somerville (MA), The Pregnant Chad New Plays Festival 2004 in Cornwall-on-Hudson (NY), The Playwrights Platform Summer Festival in Boston (MA), the Arlington Friends of the Drama Short Works Festival in Arlington (MA), the Hovey Summer Shorts Festival in Waltham (MA), The Image Theater in Lowell (MA), and at Brandeis University.  Masselam received his MFA from Brandeis University and has two wonderful and unusually gifted daughters.


Have you read George Matry Masselam's full-length Anita's War or one-act Holly's Plea?

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