The Glassblower's Daughter
Book & Lyrics by Zareh Artinian, Music & Lyrics by Kelvyn Koning
NOTE FROM THE BOOK AUTHOR:
I am an idealist. I recognize the suffering in the world
and the brutality that people have inflicted upon others. I
am not naïve nor do I turn a blind eye to humanity’s brutal
history, especially as it has played out, and continues to
play out, in the land currently referred to as the
Americas. I present this show as a fairy tale to show what might have
been possible had different choices been made. I want
people to realize that just because the world has always
been a certain way that does not mean it always must be
that way. I offer this little tale as a means to get people
thinking in less fatalistic ways, to imagine what might be
possible, AND to do the hard work needed to make that
quixotic Utopia a reality. - z.
Run time: approx. 2.5 hours
Emma / Narrator: Sandy’s mother, late 20s.
Young Sandy: Approximately 10 years old.
Sandy: A feisty 16-year-old girl.
George, the Glassblower: A man with a hardened heart, 40s; Sandy’s father.
Kiminuna: Native American healer, 40+.
Governor Littleworth: A pompous man in his 50s.
Lady Littleworth: A materialistic woman, 20s-40s.
The Potter: World-weary, Ratcliffe’s father 30-40s.
Ratcliffe: Resembles a rat in manner and appearance, early 20s.
Paige the Page: A teenage servant.
Captain of the Guard: A dedicated, but world-weary warrior in his 50s.
Captain Shrug: No-nonsense office, 40s-50s.
Norman the Foreman: Workman, 30s-50s.
Percival Grey, the Cabin Boy: An idealistic boy, age 18.
Soldiers: Strapping young men, 20s.
Artisans and Merchants: Tailor, Pewtersmith, Hatter, Farmer, Painter
Market Customers: Various ages.
Mistress of Revels: Leader of the exiled troupe of entertainers, 30s.
Katerina: A fearless animal tamer, female, early 20s.
Assorted Entertainers: Jugglers, Acrobats, Contortionist, Musicians, Dancers, Fire Breathers
*Poster Design: Sue Ramey