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Tender Lies
Tender Lies
By Nancy Pahl Gilsenan.

Cast: 4m., 4w., extras. A tribute to the human spirit, this is the story of Arlo Gibson's unusual care and preservation of the waning dignity in each of the people who populate his porch. Among them are: an old woman whose once-elegant existence has deteriorated into an impoverished wait for life to end; a young woman who longs to be an artist but who works pitting apricots to support her alcoholic mother; and a man of strong religious conviction who killed his son's rabbit in a fit of rage and does not know how to find forgiveness. Arlo suggests that an insecure girl stop wearing dark glasses because … "You'll feel safe talking to strangers in broad daylight." He must also deal with a neurotic who buys lotions for rashes that have yet to happen! Like an archaeologist, Arlo can, with time, make even his dullest and most pathetic discovery sparkle. His method is simple—he tells "tender" lies. Or, as a critic covering the opening of the play in California wrote in his rave review, "He cajoles his tenants out of counterproductive behavior by creative prevarication." This critic continues speaking for himself and for the audience about the special beauty of this play. "It gets to you." Let your actors and your audience experience the theatrical magic of human understanding. Let this gentle yet extraordinary power get to them, too! One ext. set. Approximate Running Time: 2 hours.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  T63
Cast Size:  8
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  78
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  120 min.
Categories
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 0871292343
Biographies
Nancy Gilsenan Hersage is a Los Angeles writer who has written for all three networks (ABC, NBC and CBS) and public television. She is the author of 18 published stage plays and the winner of five national awards in playwriting, including two awards from the Eugene O'Neill Theater National Playwrights Conference. Her plays have been produced on three continents, and ...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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