George Washington’s Loves

Historical figures come to life in a farcical play that entertains while providing comedic insights.


A month after the death of the great President, his widow Martha invites her husband’s mistress, Sylvia Carver, to visit her. In the dramatic encounter, full of emotion, the two rivals for the first time tell each other the truth and uncover the past in a completely new light. The powerful struggle between the wife and the mistress leads the audience into an unexpected turnabout. The play gives the actresses an opportunity for building strong characters. The play was first performed in the &TD Theatre in Zagreb in 1988 and has been performed to date in 34 different theatres. It has been translated into English, German, Polish, Hungarian, Esperanto, Slovenian, Bulgarian, Slovak, Albanian, Czech, Greek, Persian, and Russian.

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