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Ripe Conditions - Full Length Play, Comedy

Ripe Conditions

Claudia Allen

Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780871294852

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Set in rural Michigan, Ripe Conditions is about Lester and Buster, a pair of bumbling brothers, and Ann, the long-lost love of their lives, who eloped with their kid brother years ago only to return to their shambling farm as an attractive and eligible widow. Buster, who bathes once a month, whether he needs it or not, keeps the farm going with a cash crop that is smokable but not exactly legal. Lester, nursing his illnesses and complaining, hasn't been the same since Buster shot him in the leg years ago in a dispute over their mutual love, Ann. Then, in order to gain more sympathy, Lester shot himself several more times! Old feelings are reignited in the brawling brothers, while the radio reports "ripe conditions" for a tornado,which hits as they are making overtures to Ann with their own brand of country-boy charm. One int. set.


2m, 1f


Claudia Allen

Claudia Allen, a "master of small-town realism" according to Variety, created her adaptation of Stuart Dybek's "I Sailed With Magellan" as her homage to her theatrical hometown, Chicago. A founding member of Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater's Playwrights Ensemble, Allen's VGT premieres include I Sailed with Magellan, Winter and Fossils (both starring Julie Harris), Cahoots  ... view full profile

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