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So Much Water So Close To Home


  • Playwright

    Judith Burnett 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the original short story by Raymond Carver.
  • Synopsis

    At the start of a fishing trip in the mountains, Stuart and his buddies find the body of a young woman floating in the river. They decide to tether the body to the riverbank and leave it until the fishing trip is over and they can get to a phone. Stuart tells his wife Claire, whose reaction forms the basis of the play.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    14 August 2001

  • Producer

    Produced by Gare St Lazare Players Ireland

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at Nero's Nightclub, Kilkenny for the Kilkenny Arts Festival in 2001.

Original Cast  
Performer Bob Meyer
Performer Christian Erickson
Performer Lee Delong
Performer Elizabeth Corbett
Performer Steve Croce
Production Team  
Director Judith Burnett
Set Designer Bob Meyer
Lighting Designer Bob Meyer
Costume Designer Judith Burnett
Assistant Director Fannette Barraya

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    Gare St Lazare Players Ireland

  • Address

    Highwater, Coast Road
    Co. Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +33 (0)1 3479 3989 (France)

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was supplied by a member of Gare St. Lazare Players.