Cecilia’s Waltz

ACT 1 - 2 scenes – ACT II - 1 scene, 110 minutes

CECILIA'S WALTZ is a search for perfect love, faith and family in an imperfect world.
Dr. Cecilia "Sissy" Woodruff Longfellow Sweet met Leonard Will online in the Dante chat room. When she impulsively comes to Philadelphia from Washington, D.C. in search of more than "brotherly love", she encounters a series of surprises including Leonard's grieving sister Margot who has just finished sitting shiva, his African-American step daughter Jackie Sojourner Truth who has just joined the army, her mother Kate who is a prosecuting attorney and hates the military, the mysteriously pregnant Neely Frank and one midnight intruder determined to risk everything for one last chance at love.
CECILIA'S WALTZ is a story of remembrance, regret and renewal through the eyes of those who have not lost faith in the power of life and love, however imperfect they may be.
CECILIA'S WALTZ was formerly titled THE BEATRICE FACTOR
Cast
Dr. Cecilia Longfellow Sweet – Southern English Prof, 40s
Margot Will – Jewish history teacher, 50s
Jackie Sojourner Truth Will – African-American, early 20s
Kate McClinton Will – African-American lawyer, 40s (Jackie's Mom)
Neely Frank – Pregnant Bi-sexual, 20s
Reverend Charles Longfellow Sweet – Southern 50s (Sissy's husband)

Setting
The entire play takes place in the living room of Leonard Will's apartment in Philadelphia.

Time
Summer 1994

History
2002 – Abingdon Theatre, NYC (Reading)
2000 – Charlotte Repertory (staged reading) New Plays in America Series, NC
1997 – Dobama Theatre, Cleveland, OH (Staged Reading)
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