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A 2000 NOMINEE FOR THE HELEN HAYES AWARD—The Charles MacArthur Prize for Outstanding New Play

A 1999 Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award Winner
By Caleen Sinnette Jennings.

Cast: 3m., 5w. (expandable to 9m., 14w., multiracial.) These six short plays are perfect fare for anyone who's had to get through a holiday and a relationship at the same time! Memorial Day. Two 30-something professionals try to consummate their relationship, despite the fact that they have very different views on absolutely everything. Independence Day. To her dismay, Paula discovers that her dreams for her daughter and son-in-law's future don't fit their '90s lifestyle. Labor Day. Two married couples test the bonds of their longstanding relationship as they discover what, if anything, will hold their marriages and their friendship together. Halloween. An interesting evening unfolds as Maxine and Claire have a Halloween rendezvous with Doug after swapping poetry with him over the Internet. Christmas. Crystal, a young girl with extraordinary spiritual gifts, helps recently widowed Chet as they both make peace with loss and find hope for their futures. New Year's Eve. Louise, tired of being taken for granted by friends and family, hides away at the inn and receives not only precious advice from a housekeeper but also a surprise reunion. 20 to 25 minutes each. One int./ext. set. Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  One-Act
Catalog Code:  I72
Cast Size:  8
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  116
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  135 min.
Target Audience: College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Holiday
ISBN (10): 158342024X
Publication Date: 09/08/2000
Caleen Sinnette Jennings is professor of theater at American University in Washington, D.C. She teaches acting, voice and speech, acting Shakespeare, playwriting and academic courses in theater. Jennings was a 2007 finalist for the O'Neill Playwright's Conference, and she is a two-time Helen Hayes nominee for Outstanding New Play. In 2002, she received the Heidman Award from Actor's Theatre of ...More
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