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Broke-ology - Full Length Play


Nathan Louis Jackson

Full Length Play

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822224280

The King family has weathered life's hardships, surviving with their l…

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The King family has weathered life's hardships, surviving with their love for each other intact. William King lives in the house his two sons grew up in. He's alone, but he maintains his allegiance with their mother in his own way. When the brothers are called home to take care of him, they find themselves strangely at odds.
"We're in the land of loss, but not lamentation. Jackson's characters love and laugh, dance and argue in a way that honors their bittersweet survival. Tender emotions are much harder to achieve onstage than pathological ones; it's a pleasure to see goodness, not hate, dissected." —The New Yorker. "…well-observed…Mr. Jackson writes easygoing, believable dialogue, and the play is moving in its exploration of how time and circumstance—and the hard fact of poverty—can diminish hope, divide loving siblings and ultimately extinguish life itself." —NY Times. "Thematically rich, structurally deft, and emotionally complex…tightly focused family drama…BROKE-OLOGY is a play not just about two young men, but about the family they grew up in, and Jackson's beautifully crafted shifts between past and present, between the future that family dreamed and the real future that followed instead, enrich and enlarge our sense not just of this family, but of our own families, our own cultures, and our lives." —Boston Globe.


2m, 2f


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