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The Sleeper - Full Length Play

The Sleeper

Catherine Butterfield

Full Length Play

4m, 3f

ISBN: 9780822220619

A suburban "security mom," shell-shocked by the new post 9/11 reality,…

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Winner of the 2004 Kaufman and Hart Award.
A suburban "security mom," shell-shocked by the new post 9/11 reality, finds herself irresistibly drawn to her son's tutor, a handsome young man with political leanings far different from her own. Her "awakening" leads to a bizarre series of events that blow the lid off her previously sheltered existence and change the lives of all around her. A dark and slightly zany comedy.
Winner of the 2004 Kaufman and Hart Award. "[Butterfield] does in ninety minutes what it would take many writers a lifetime to do—peel back the layers of unique individuals to show you how they feel and make you understand why they feel that way, even if their views conflict stridently with your own…You may very well find yourself sitting in your car afterward, wondering if you would have seen the ending coming if you had just concentrated a little more. Kind of like when you saw M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense for the first time." —North Arkansas Times. "As dark and satisfyingly complete as any concoction dreamed up by the Brothers Grimm." —The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.


4m, 3f

Catherine Butterfield

Catherine Butterfield

Catherine Butterfield’s produced and published plays include Brownstone, The Sleeper, Joined at the Head, Where the Truth Lies, Snowing at Delphi, Life in the Trees, John's Hand, and The Backflip.Her best known play is probably Joined at the Head, originally produced at the Manhattan Theatre Club and nominated for a Drama Desk award and an Obie. It has been produced regionally at many theatres ... view full profile

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