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Medicine Men

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It has been three months since Sarah Drummond first hallucinated her husband's ghost, and it has been three months since Sarah's two sons returned home to heal her. Charlie, a doctor, convinced that his mother has slipped into insanity, attempts to treat her with conventional medicine, while Sam, a medicine man like his father, attempts to use his magic to heal Sarah. Now, though, after months of failure, Sam is forced to face the possibility that his father's magic, and, thus, his own, is merely an elaborate con and that Sarah truly is insane. It is through this clash between medicine and magic, belief and insanity, and between brothers, that the play attempts to deal with the ways in which we hurt those we love when our faith in them fails, and the ways in which we try to heal, or fail to heal, the wounds left as a result.

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Thesis (M.F.A.)--American University, 1998.

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