TELEMACHUS IN THE LIGHT - Father - Telemachus

Author Ned Dougherty
Taos, New Mexico


Time: Present                                 

Situation: Telemachus’ father has gone away, but his mother believes steadfastly that his dad will return just as soon as she finishes the sweater she’s knitting. Telemachus is not so sure, and he feels invisible to his mother as she deals with her heartbreak.

Subject Matter: Fathers, Mothers, Abandonment, Absence, Heartbreak, Sadness, Coming-Of-Age, High School, Greek Tragedy

Note from Playwright: This is a piece of a longer study of Telemachus in the modern age which will be a full-length Tragedy when complete.


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