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Ena's Adventures, Part II

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A young woman, Ena, journeys through the desert on a bicycle, arriving exhausted at the home of a fortuneteller, who convinces her to have a tarot card reading. The reading reveals much of Ena's past and much that is in her future, but she declines to see the final card, the card of possibilities, and continues on her way. In town, she meets a handsome young man, Nick, who invites her to stay at his place for the night. Soon the two of them are a couple and she is engaged in his plan to create a community, influenced by the teachings of anti-capitalism and agrarian reform. Slowly, Ena, who works as a WPA photographer, begins to feel stifled by Nick as he becomes more domineering, attempting to control her work schedule and her thinking. The situation comes to a head when a traveling circus stops on their land and Nick resents them openly. Ena leaves him, returning to the fortuneteller to enquire about the final card from her reading. Inventive painted sets serve as a backdrop for the work. Music is by Bill Obrecht.
Drama, Interpersonal relations, Nineteen thirties, Photography, Travel, Tarot
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