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Jane Anderson

Full Length Play

5m, 4f

ISBN: 9780822218579

Roy and Irma have been married for twenty-five years. They have two ch…

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Roy and Irma have been married for twenty-five years. They have two children. They live in the heartland. They're respected members of their church and their community. When Roy and Irma go to their pastor for marriage counseling, Roy confesses that he's a woman trapped in a man's body and would like to have a sex change. As would be expected, Irma throws Roy out of the house. But their bond as a couple is stronger than either of them imagined, and eventually Irma finds a way to make peace with this unfathomable situation and accept her transformed husband as her lifelong mate. They not only have to wrestle with the meaning of their marriage, they must deal with the delicate dynamics of their family as well. Roy is burdened by his father's stubborn assessment of his manhood and his mother's sad acceptance of life's cruelties. Irma, in the midst of menopause, is struggling with her adolescent tomboy daughter, Patty Ann, who is raging against the injustices of her own budding hormones. And the grown and absent son, Wayne, who has always bemoaned his father's emotional limitations, is now outraged by his father's desire to be a woman. Overseeing it all is Roy's legendary grandmother, who left her husband and son to pursue her own sexual and emotional needs. The play explores the complexities of marriage, family and deconstructs the very notion of love.
"Jane Anderson's bittersweet transgender domestic comedy-drama…is thoughtful and touching and full of wit and wisdom. A real audience pleaser." —Hollywood Reporter.
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Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson’s plays have been produced Off-Broadway and in theaters around the country, including Actors Theater of Louisville, Arena Stage, Williamstown, The McCarter Theater, Long Wharf, and The Pasadena Playhouse. Plays include: The Quality of Life (2008 Ovation Award, Best New Play), Looking for Normal (2001 Ovation Award, Best New Play), The Baby Dance, Defying Gravity, Food & Shelter, ... view full profile

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