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Shady Meadows - Short Play, Comedy

Shady Meadows

Lisa Dillman

Short Play, Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9781583425794

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Short Play


 Neil and Melanie have just bought their dream "starter" home in Shady Meadows, a brand-new subdivision built over a wetland. At first they think they've discovered a paradise—green lawns, friendly neighbors, less crowded schools, nationally rated golf courses and plenty of shopping malls. But when they first hear the ominous croaking, they begin to feel the first flickers of doubt. And during a Friday night cookout with their neighbors, the Clotts, Melanie and Neil find out that all is not as it should be in their new home. The threats suddenly seem endless. Frogs. Mold. Confused waterbirds. The works. As the wetland tries to find its way back, the newest residents of Shady Meadows prepare for all-out war. Shady Meadows is a cautionary comedy about the human desire to control the environment—and the potential devastation of not giving nature its due. Commissioned by the Chicago Humanities Festival. Bare stage with props. Approximate running time: 30 minutes.


2m, 2f


Lisa Dillman

Lisa Dillman's plays include Detail of a Larger Work, The Walls, Flung, Half of Plenty, Rock Shore, Six Postcards, No Such Thing, Shady Meadows, and Ground. Her work has been produced at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Theatre Company, Rogue Machine Theatre, Summer Play Festival, Hypothetical Theatre Company, and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. Her plays have been ... view full profile

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