Swollen Tongues by Kathleen Oliver
Thomas and his sister Catherine are both receiving instruction in the powers of poetry by their tutor Dr. Wise. While Thomas is more prolific than skilled in his praise of his beloved, Sonja, Catherine is strangely mute. The problem? Catherine is secretly in love with Sonja, too, and has taken the liberty of improving her brother's verses and giving them to Sonja under an assumed name, Overripe...The characters discover that no-one is without secrets, and that poetry can unlock the door to love in unexpected ways.
Year Printed: 2001
First Produced: 1998 by View, the Performing Arts Society at the Vancouver east Cultural Centre as part of the 1998 Women in View Festival.
Running TIme: 100 minutes
Male Cast: 1
Female Cast: 3