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Going to St. Ives

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May N'Kame, the mother of an African dictator, travels to England to see Dr. Cora Gage about medical treatment for her failing eyesight. Dr. Gage uses the consultation as an opportunity to raise the issue of the imprisonment of some of her colleagues. Meanwhile, May N'Kame's true motive in visiting the doctor is to obtain a poison with which to kill her murderous son. GOIN ...more
Paperback, 47 pages
Published December 31st 2003 by Dramatists Play Service (first published 2003)
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Steven Felicelli
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I liked this play, but I really wanted to see the mother/dictator's last days played out, rather
than this Shakespearean reportage thereof
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Dec 31, 2012 Alexa rated it it was amazing
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A very interesting play, like "A Walk in the Woods," the first Blessing play I read. There are points where I felt that I could notice an author's hand directing things to be a little "just so" but I forgive it that because it tackles such broad issues with grace. A quick read, and worth the time.
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Jul 30, 2011 Suzanne Auckerman rated it really liked it
Saw this play at Oak Grove Theater and was very touched by it. So I listened to the audio version of it again.

Story of a mother of a brutal tyrant of a small African country and her desire to kill her son to stop the killing in the land and her conflict of loving her child.
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Aug 12, 2008 Jenna rated it it was amazing
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I was enthralled by this play's cunning plot. It makes for a great read and I would love to see it on stage.
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Dec 28, 2009 Pat Hardy rated it really liked it
Fascinating turn of things in a short book. Well done.
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Great play.
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