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In Skagway

In Skagway

By Karen Ardiff
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848423947, 64 pages, September 2014


A compelling and lyrical tale of the desires and loyalties of women in an American wilderness. Fame fades. The gold in the hills runs out. For years, Francis Harmon traded off her reputation as a star actress in the prospering American cities. Now she and her companion May have washed up in a cabin on the Alaskan frontier, while May's daughter prospects for gold. The gold rush is almost exhausted. May makes a desperate gamble to reclaim Francis's fame, and their fortune. When Francis is struck down by illness, they each must choose between facing the threat of their future and the lure of their dreams of the past. Winner of the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild Best New Play Award and the Stewart Parker/BBC radio drama award, In Skagway premiered at the Arcola Theatre in 2014.