The Sacred Thread

Full-Length Play by H.W. Freedman ©Copyright 1991, 1994, 1997 by the Author
Produced as a film entitled Broken Thread.

Does a Nightmare have a Life of its own?

The Sacred Thread*
A mystical thriller about dream transference between a father and son.
The key to the memory of a violent crime and the nightmare that followed.
A love story of an Asian man with two Women – one Irish the other English.
The inescapable link with cultural roots and destiny.

Cast Breakdown8 males, 4 females.
TimeThe Present
LocationLondon and a country house outside of London. India: various locations
SettingBare stage with minimum props.
Production HistoryThe film “Broken Thread” was based on my play “The Sacred Thread.” The play remains unproduced.
Staged ReadingRoundabout Theatre, Off-Broadway, NYC, directed by Gene Feist Tabard Theatre, London, UK, directed by Harris Freedman,

(* The Sacred Thread in Hindu tradition is a long necklace composed of three strands of cotton, each formed by nine threads. It is worn over the left shoulder and under the right arm. It is given only to Brahman-born young men at the conclusion of a ceremony marking the rite of passage to manhood-a spiritual Initiation. The Initiate is supposed to wear The Sacred Thread under his clothing at all times.)

The feature film, Broken Thread, was based on my play, The Sacred Thread.



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