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Wonderful World

Wonderful World

By Richard Dresser.

Product Code: W93000

  • Full-length Play
  • Cast size: 2m., 3w.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout Canada, the United States.

* 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.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

A close-knit New England family is shaken to its core when a minor misunderstanding spirals out of control. Max and Barry, brothers, find themselves at odds when Barry's wife, Patty, misinterprets a dinner invitation, feels she was deliberately excluded and embarks on a full-scale scorched-earth policy of truthtelling. Max's girlfriend, Jennifer, and mother, Lydia, are drawn into the fray as loyalties shift and relationships are ruthlessly examined. Patty's campaign to cut through accepted family truths forces them all to confront awkward sexual attraction, long-ago affairs, debilitating illness and, finally, a reconfigured family. Wonderful World probes the subterranean truths of an American family and ultimately affirms the mysterious powerful bonds that hold a family together.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code W93000
  • Cast Size 5
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 120 min

Categories

  • ISBN(13) 9781583421185
* 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

"[Dresser] sets up an ascending sequence of increasingly bizarre and wildly hilarious scenes in which his characters—two brothers, their respective spouses, and their mom—try by hook or by crook to convince the others to see things their way… It’s bright and brittle, oh so nasty…" -Sacramento News and Review

"Topping the list…is Richard Dresser’s Wonderful World, a witty, wise and smartly crafted serious comedy about escalating family misunderstandings that involve two brothers and three women in their lives—the overbearing wife of one, the muddled fiancée of the other, and their sweet-faced, flaky mother…snappy dialogue and fast-moving scenes." -Curtain Up