Six Characters in Search of an Author archiveSix characters appear on a stage that is being used for the rehearsal of a Pirandello play. They ask the Stage Manager for help. Created and then discarded by an author, they seek another author to cast them in a play and let them play out their roles. A group of actors steps forward to portray the lives that the six characters have just described, but when they do so the characters object to their re-enactment, claiming that it distorts the truth. When one of the characters commits suicide, the rest of the characters mourn his death while the actors insist nervously that it is only make believe. Which is it? And how will the situation be resolved?


Romana Abercromby, Irene Allan, Eric Barlow, Sandra Clark, Carol Ann Crawford, Ron Donachie, John Dougall, Una McLean, Amy Manson, Cameron Mowat, Kirstin Murray, Andrew Scott-Ramsay, Benny Young


Author: Luigi Pirandello
Producer(s): Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens Theatre Glasgow
Adapted by: David Harrower
Director: Mark Thomson
Design: Francis O'Connor
Lighting: Chris Davey
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Six Characters in Search of an Author

Six Characters in Search of an Author (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0703990309. Details of all Six Characters in Search of an Author archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4999

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Citizens Theatre
15 Feb 08
8 Mar 08
Royal Lyceum Theatre

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