Set in an abandoned and perfectly manicured English estate, a young Yoruban girl becomes caretaker to a military man’s African American wife. A friendship ensues, but the buried secrets of the past come calling from across the sea, while an unexplained illness overtakes the park's deer population.
London: 1886-87. A rare case of rabies developed among the deer population of Richmond Park. At the same time, Louis Pasteur was seeking funds to build Institutes all over the world, riding on the success of his recent (secretly appropriated) rabies vaccine. White Lodge, a royal residence during this time, was inhabited on and off by the Teck family, who escaped to Europe after owing too much money to the Queen.
5 M, 3 W (no doubling)
DOLORES DARLING 45, female, African American, married to Hector - sleepwalks
COL. GEORGE HECTOR DARLING 53, male, White, American, former union Cavalry Colonel American Civil War – clever and controlling
MARLA IFE ADENIJI 16, female, Yoruban, daughter of Ayotunde – a hunter and much older than her years
LOUIS PASTEUR 65, male, French, world-famous scientist and microbiologist
AYOTUNDE ADENIJI 30s, male, Yoruban, friend of Hector, a zoologist
DR. STEPHEN CARVER 49, male, white and Comanche, former field surgeon
ALEANNA MERRIWETHER 45, female, American, doctor
REVERAND RANDALL 28, male, British, Anglican deacon
by K.T. Peterson
Directed by Meredith Alexander
Script Consultation by Morgan Grambo
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