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.
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- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code J30000
- Cast Size 11
- Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
- Cost $10.95
- Approx. Run Time 75 min
- Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School
- Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
- Genre Drama
- ISBN(13) 9780871297792
- "This is a great ensemble play that offers interesting acting and staging possibilities. It treats an intense issue in a delicate and poetic way. It was a contest winner and a crowd favorite."
- Review by Karen Longan, Munday High School, Munday, TX