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Just Before Sleep
Just Before Sleep
"Just Before Sleep is very moving and will strike resonant chords among young and old. As with much of Mr. Still's work, there is a gentle poeticism present that eloquently addresses the struggles of a family trying to cope with today's problems. The play addresses the issue of homelessness, but is first and foremost a fine piece of theatre." —TYA Today
By James Still.

Cast: 11 actors (doubling possible, genders can vary). For a large number of families in America, there is no such place as home. Though the numbers continue to grow, there are at least 100,000 children in this country without a permanent home. Theatrically structured in both the present and the past, this play gives voice and dignity to a mother and her two children who struggle to survive on the streets while seeking shelter through the maze of social agencies. Fourteen-year-old Justin tries to be a normal teenager while coming to terms with the sudden changes that have upended his life. This play, which won the American Alliance for Theatre & Education's New Play contest, has been produced around the country at regional theaters, youth theaters, and universities. Just Before Sleep is a story of unexpected friendships, fierce love, and survival. Unit set.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  J30
Cast Size:  11
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  60
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  75 min.
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 0871297795
James Still's award-winning plays have been produced at theatres throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, China and Australia. He is the playwright-in-residence at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, artistic affiliate with American Blues in Chicago, a winner of the William Inge Festival's Otis Guernsey New Voices in American Theatre Award, the Medallion for Sustained Achievement from the Children's Theatre Foundation ...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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