The Great Forgotten
By Kacie Devaney
Co-Author Karen Devaney
In 1917, American sister’s Elizabeth and Celia embark on a journey that will change their lives forever. Elizabeth is one of the first registered nurses to offer her services in France when the United States enters World War One. Celia is an artist and never shies away from adventure. Tagging along with Elizabeth, she signs up as a volunteer to aide in the Great War. A three-week voyage by boat to Rouen, France, when the sisters arrive, nothing could have prepared them for the gruesome realities of trench warfare. Together, with fellow nurses, Celia and Elizabeth struggle to save thousands of wounded soldiers passing through base hospital 21. The work is exhausting but through friendship, tears, and laughter, these unsung heroes perform extraordinary acts of courage, even when it means risking their own lives. When the war ends, Elizabeth and Celia return to New York City, only to become a Lost Generation.
Sold-out run, NYC Fringe Fesival, 2015.
Sold-out NYC industry reading, 2017.
Play and pilot slated for future productions.
“A compelling story.” Multiple Emmy Award Winner, Louise Gikow. 2015
"The Great Forgotten was amazing. It's a wrenching and meaningful play.” Nora’s Playhouse supporter. 2018
“The Great Forgotten is historic fiction at it’s best.” Broadway and Hollywood film actor, Stephen Singer. 2018
The Great Forgotten was featured in, The Nora’s Playhouse Salon Reading, 2018, see here.
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