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Three the Hard Way
Three the Hard Way
Winner—Gilmore Creek Play Competition

"This ensemble piece for four voices plays like a string quartet." —Stage Directions
By Linda Eisenstein.

Cast: 1m., 3w. Three unconventional sisters, separated by geography and their own history, meet in a Reno motel after the sudden death of their colorful gambler father, Albert. As they go through his effects and make funeral arrangements they also try to make sense of their past and their own spiky relationships—with the kibitzing ghost of Albert looking on. This play is peppered with sharp, surprising comedy and features strong, complex ensemble roles: Kathleen, a tough negotiator and pool player, who has borne the responsibilities and resentments of the eldest child in a motherless family; Irene, a compulsive gambler and flirt who lives by her wits and intuition; Mary, a vulnerable waitress who has been the family's emotional caretaker; and Albert, a Zen pool and craps player whose parenting was well-intentioned but haphazard. Three the Hard Way was a winner of the Gilmore Creek Play Competition. Minimal unit set. Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  TA9
Cast Size:  4
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  63
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  100 min.
Target Audience: College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 0871298902
Linda Eisenstein's plays and musicals have been produced throughout the US, and in England, Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the Philippines. She is a three-time recipient of Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Playwriting Fellowships for Three the Hard Way and her musicals Star Wares: The Next Generation and Discordia (with James Levin). Other prizes include the Gilmore Creek Award (Three ...More
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