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The Sugar Bean Sisters
The Sugar Bean Sisters
"A wildly funny script…" —LA Weekly

"An exuberantly wacky comedy… weird and wonderful!" —The Gainesville Sun

"Authentic Southern Gothic comedy…You will enjoy recalling its deliciously lunatic lines!" —New York Newsday

"Deliciously offbeat…Sisterhood as an extreme sport… It's just plum impossible to resist the flights of whimsy!" —The San Jose Mercury News

"An entertaining, phantasmagorical tale… The Sugar Bean Sisters is one sweet success!" —Vero Beach Press Journal

"Sanders has a colorfully twisted imagination, a sharp-tongued way with one-liners and uniquely vulnerable characters that have no desire to live ordinary lives." —The San Francisco Bay Times

"Hilarious!" —The Los Angeles Times
By Nathan Sanders

Cast: 1m., 4w. In this Southern Gothic comedy of romance, murder and alien abduction, the Nettle sisters are determined to escape spinsterhood—Willie Mae by going to Salt Lake and finding a good Mormon husband and Faye by hopping on the spaceship when the "space people" return for another visit. We meet Faye and Willie Mae as they return home to their ramshackle swamp dwelling in Sugar Bean, Florida, after a disastrous daytrip to Disney World, where Willie lost her prized Eva Gabor wig on Space Mountain. Having witnessed the landing of an alien space craft some 25 years ago in her daddy's sugarcane field, Faye prepares for the return of her celestial visitors on this night, the very anniversary of that fateful day. A disturbance in the sugarcane field lures the sisters outside to investigate, and Faye recalls how their infamous daddy claimed to have witnessed dead folk walking through Sugar Bean on a similar night many years before. A strange bird-like woman suddenly appears out of the darkness of Buster Swamp, setting in motion a chain of extraordinary events. Lies begin to unravel and the truth is revealed as the Sugar Bean Sisters hatch a diabolical plot to ensure the space people's return. Unit set. Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  SL7
Cast Size:  5
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  146
Royalty:  $100.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $10.95
Approx. Running Time:  135 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Senior Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Mystery | Fantasy
ISBN (10): 1583423680
Publication Date: 10/30/2006
Nathan Sanders received the Oppenheimer Award nomination from New York Newsday for the "most impressive debut of a new American playwright" for the off-Broadway production of his first play, The Sugar Bean Sisters, at the WPA Theatre in New York City. The world premier production was directed by Evan Yionoulis. Since that time, the play has been produced at 75 regional ...More
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* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.

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