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Short Order Stories

Short Order Stories

By Renee Calarco.

Product Code: S2A000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 4m., 3w.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

  • Awards: Helen Hayes Award

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Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

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Synopsis

It's late August 2001, and Larry's Diner is packed with jangly parents and their poker-faced kids who are making their annual drives to the colleges and universities in southern New York state. Lou and Fran Petrillo, newcomers to this ritual, are smoothing the way for their daughter, Jenn, as best they can—not that Jenn thinks she needs any help. She's desperate to leave her blue-collar roots back in Buffalo and start living a life that neither of her parents can imagine. Also at Larry's are Chuck Feldman and his youngest son, Evan, the Petrillos' wealthy neighbors. With his cellphone seemingly plastered to his ear, Chuck struggles to run his business without further alienating his son—the distant Evan—who sits directly across from him. Through it all, waitress Paula and short-order cook, Peach, serve and clean up after the people who cycle through the diner knowing that, with each passing year, their ability to leave their small New York town dwindles. As Jenn and Evan pick their way through an awkward and thorny goodbye, Fran and Chuck navigate uneasy emotional waters of their own. But it's not until May 2002 when Lou and Fran discover how deeply Jenn's freshman year at college has affected their lives, their marriage and their world. Short Order Stories is a time-shifting comic drama—a meditation on familial obligation, social class, friendship and love.

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code S2A000
  • Cast Size 7
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 120 min

Categories

  • Target Audience College and Adult | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583429778
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"Calarco writes knowingly about the misapprehensions between men and women, between parents and children, between the wealthy and the poor, between the conventional and the exotic." -DC Theatre Scene