SELF-PORTRAIT by Jeff Helgeson

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Struggling with the failed relationships of a lifetime, professor Tom Murphy balances suicide against the assertion of self-identity. He must choose between alternative ways of destroying the image of himself that has been imposed upon him by others.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jennifer Girard

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CHARACTERS

Tom Murphy – a 32 year old university instructor

Ellen Murphy – Tom’s mother

Henry Murphy – Tom’s deceased father, a former carpenter

Ruth Hunter-Murphy – Tom’s ex-wife

William Hunter – Ruth’s Father

Mary Hunter – Ruth’s step-mother

Alena – Tom’s ex-lover

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Developed through readings at The Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Illinois and The Chicago Playwrights Center, Self-Portrait was produced at The Beacon Street Theatre in Chicago and included within The Mid-Town International Theatre Festival in New York City.

 

REVIEWS

“an exciting, impressive offering that is both intense and poignant” – Fred Nuccio

“an evolving, unfolding of layers and discovery and remembrance, interlocked and dependent on each other” – R.J. Gouldin

“a rare combination of fast-paced drama with a complicated weaving of psychological insights presenting characters who are well conceived and drawn in depth” – Allan Bates, Playwright-in-Residence Northeastern University

“intriguing and dramatic” – Ethan D. Silverman, Assistant Director of the New York production of The Elephant Man

“I enjoyed it.” – Lawrence Ferlingetti

 

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 90 minutes

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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FEMALE CAST

MALE - CAST

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