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Fall - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Fall

Bridget Carpenter

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573663246

Winner! 1999-2000 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
"[The play] serves up some gentle truths about life, love and what your family is really worth." 

$9.95
: Acting Edition

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Southern California. Outside, inside, and around an enormous ballroom build in 1920. It overlooks the sea.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Scene work

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Winner! 1999-2000 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Fall brings us to a three-week getaway "Swing Camp," where middle-aged married couples like Jill and Dog practice their steps, mingle with other dance enthusiasts, and rekindle the flame. Their teenage daughter Lydia, however, is decidedly not an enthusiast in any sense, preferring scuba classes and sarcasm to the magic of the Shim Sham, shags and Lindy Hops that have dancers – and their accompanying passions – swirling all around her. Lydia's self-imposed isolation gives way when Mr. Gonzales, her mother's quiet colleague, begins to pay attention to her. She learns to dance; she allows herself to fall in love. When Lydia's dance teacher Gopal reveals Lydia's secret, her family is unexpectedly tested. Ultimately, Lydia and Jill come to realize that leading and following are skills crucial not only to swing dancers, but to mothers and daughters as well.


REVIEWS:

"[The play] serves up some gentle truths about life, love and what your family is really worth. Seasoned with the music of the 40s and spiced with a little romance, it's a tasty morsel, if not a full meal." - CultureVulture.net


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The world premiere of Fall was produced by Trinity Repertory Company in May 2000.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Features Teens, Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

This play includes 2 dancers - LEAD and FOLLOW

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

LYDIA - 14
JILL - 34
DOG - 44
GOPAL - 24
MR GONZALES - 24
LEAD
FOLLOW

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Bridget Carpenter

Bridget Carpenter

Bridget Carpenter has written many plays. Her work has been produced by Steppenwolf, Center Stage, Berkeley Repertory Company, Trinity Rep, Syracuse Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among many others. Plays include Fall (Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), The Faculty Room (Kesselring Prize), Up, and The Death of the Father of Psychoanalysis (& Anna). Among ... view full profile

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