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Tall Grass - Short Play

Tall Grass

Brian Harris

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Short Play

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573662454

An octogenarian couple fights to maintain their independence after the arrival of a mysterious social worker.

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$9.95
: Tall Grass (Collection)

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with other plays in collection


Description

Short Play

Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - A living room

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Scene work

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

In Tall Grass we find an octogenarian couple fighting to maintain their independence. The arrival of a mysterious social worker tests the true extent of their resolve.

Published as part of Tall Grass.

"Farce is Brian Harris' métier – it allows the brutality of each relationship to creep up on you, heightening the dramatic tension in a way that Neil LaBute's handling of similar themes cannot." - The New York Times

"Juicy, Entertaining and Dangerous! A woman becomes her boyfriend's boss, a man catches a burglar in his home, a con artist tries to dupe an elderly couple – each play veers towards violence and dark humor. The fizzy energy of a romantic comedy...a threatening sexual vibe!" - Variety

"Unpredictable Tall Tales! Three surreal notions of the things we do for love." - The Village Voice

"The dark, brutal underbelly of humanity is present in each character, perhaps making for a devastating look at modern life. Brian Harris' dialogue is fast, full of life, and showing these characters in all their complexities in such a short amount of time." - Edge Publications

Tall Grass was first presented Off Broadway by Roger Alan Gindi in association with Nutmeg Productions at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row in New York City. The director was Nick Corley.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Parts for Senior Actors

CHESTER - 80s
DOTTIE - 80s, Chester’s wife
HOWARD - 20s-30s, a government worker
Author

Brian Harris

Brian Harris has an M.B.A from the University of Chicago and has spent most of his professional life as a stock analyst in New York. His short plays have won The Strawberry One Act Festival twice and The Jean Dalrymple Award for Best Comedy Playwright at the American Theatre of Actors. He has also co-written a humor book Lay Low And Don’t Make The Big Mistake (1997 Simon & Schuster). His anthology ... view full profile

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