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Ordinary People

Ordinary People

By Nancy Pahl Gilsenan. Adapted from the novel by Judith Guest.

Product Code: O39000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 6m., 3w.

Rights and availability
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* 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.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Conrad Jarrett had an older brother named Buck, and now Buck is gone. What's left of young Conrad's family, with his successful, well-intentioned father and his beautiful, organized and remote mother, is in terrible jeopardy, as is Conrad himself. They are all "ordinary people" and each is fighting a hard battle. This play goes to the essence of a young man, his friends and family, their relationships and survival. This full-length play is an extraordinary opportunity for your cast, as each role has a rich texture and purpose that will challenge and stretch your actors. A critic from The New York Times summed up, "The anxiety, despair and joy that is common to every human experience … if Conrad and his family are ordinary people, why then so are we all."

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code O39000
  • Cast Size 9
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA | Touring Group | Dinner Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871295002
* 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

"The perfect blend! The audience equally laughed and cried. A very sad realistic look at today's dysfunctional families. However, for this family there's a light at the end of the tunnel."
Review by Debi Ferrara, Westvale Christian Theatre Co., Salt Lake City, UT
"This show has been an amazing opportunity for our students to talk about issues close to their home: grief, loss, blame, isolation and depression."
Review by Ann Sorensen, Minnehaha Academy Upper School, Minneapolis, Minn.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"We used gauzy curtains that flowed up and down to separate the three-four performing areas so audience members knew where to look."
Tip by Stephanie Barton-Farcas, Nicu's Spoon, New York, N.Y.