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Tender Lies

Tender Lies

By Nancy Pahl Gilsenan.

Product Code: T63000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 4m., 4w., extras.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

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This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

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$10.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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Synopsis

A tribute to the human spirit, this is the story of Arlo Gibson's unusual care and preservation of the waning dignity in each of the people who populate his porch. Among them are: an old woman whose once-elegant existence has deteriorated into an impoverished wait for life to end; a young woman who longs to be an artist but who works pitting apricots to support her alcoholic mother; and a man of strong religious conviction who killed his son's rabbit in a fit of rage and does not know how to find forgiveness. Arlo suggests that an insecure girl stop wearing dark glasses because … "You'll feel safe talking to strangers in broad daylight." He must also deal with a neurotic who buys lotions for rashes that have yet to happen! Like an archaeologist, Arlo can, with time, make even his dullest and most pathetic discovery sparkle. His method is simple—he tells "tender" lies. Or, as a critic covering the opening of the play in California wrote in his rave review, "He cajoles his tenants out of counterproductive behavior by creative prevarication." This critic continues speaking for himself and for the audience about the special beauty of this play. "It gets to you." Let your actors and your audience experience the theatrical magic of human understanding. Let this gentle yet extraordinary power get to them, too!

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code T63000
  • Cast Size 8
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Dinner Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871292346
* 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.

Customer Reviews

"Touching ... emotionally driven ... simple play about the complexities of life ... great piece for serious acting students."
Review by Donna Mittler, Brunswick High School, Brunswick, OH
"Touching enough to be dramatic, humorous enough to make you smile."
Review by Marge Baldwin, Elk Rapids Players, Rapid City, MI

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