Type: Full Length
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Themes: Women, Emotional Distress, Family - Dysfunctional
Duration: 80 minutes
Speaking Cast: 4-18 females (4-18 total cast)
Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible
SYNOPSIS: The bonds of love and necessity run deep in these plays, whether it's young mothers trying to cope with the pressures of parenthood, two castaways in a lifeboat trying to stay sane, a sister saying goodbye before going into space with aliens, or an adoptive mother and birth mother battling over a child they both love. Whether sisters, mothers, neighbors, or castaways, the women in these eight short pieces are deeply intertwined in each other's lives. Individually, these plays have delighted audiences across the country, from the Boston Theatre Marathon to the Seattle Fringe Festival. Together, they comprise an evening full of laughter and tears that will resonate deeply in the hearts and minds of audiences.
"Gabridge is undoubtedly an 'actor's playwright.' In addition to providing thought-provoking themes, he creates well-defined characters who often find themselves in both hilarious and dramatic circumstances simultaneously." - Christopher Snipe, Artistic Director, Madcap Players, Washington, D.C.
"It is a complex, vibrant, and provocative piece of theater, challenging and fulfilling for cast, director, and ultimately the audience!" - Judy Braha, Program Head, MFA directing program, Boston University School of Theater
"Patrick Gabridge's characters are a challenge and a treat for the professional as well as the amateur actor." - Melissa J. Wentworth, Director, Out of the Blue Theatre Company, Boston
St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy
Ririe High School
Mountain Range High School
Elwood Community Middle School
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