Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - Madison Avenue. Present day. Autumn.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
2012-2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist - Jenny Schwartz, playwright
THE KILROYS LIST - 2014
In Jenny Schwartz's linguistic feast of a play, Rosemary and Evelyn met “a hundred thousand years ago” in Central Park when their children were barely born. Somewhere Fun reunites the two women thirty-five years later on Madison Avenue, one windy fall day. With their children now grown and the world changing rapidly before (what’s left of) their eyes, each finds herself face to face with the terrors, joys, and surprises of life and time. This is a wildly original story about connection — to our families, our memories, our moment in time.
"CRITIC'S PICK. If you care about theatre that stretches the imagination, go see this remarkable play! Constantly surprises and stimulates... Playwrights like Jenny Schwartz make our landscape somewhere strange, heightened and incredibly fun!" - Time Out New York
"'Somewhere Fun' casts a charming spell! Like Edward Albee and comedian Steven Wright, Schwartz loves to use language in an absurd way. Entertaining and oddly touching in its own warped way, it creates genuine emotion." - New York Post
"A bright, offbeat abstraction, absurd and joyful and full of terrible sorrow." - Newsday
"Plenty of laughs! Anyone willing to think - and feel - will be rewarded by experiencing Somewhere Fun. It is impossible not to admire Schwartz's deft facility with wordplay, reminiscent of the great Edward Albee... Somewhere Fun is a sterling showcase for two great actresses." - TheatreMania
"Evocative, darkly funny and moving! The stellar cast on display at the Vineyard Theatre fluently voices Schwartz's imaginative linguistics. Kauffman's stylish production is a perfect showcase for Schwartz's unique way of communicating how humor may inform and illuminate the messy, contradictory human condition.” - Associated Press
"Imperiously funny, talented and excellent! The gifted playwright Jenny Schwartz has a distinctive voice. Ms. Schwartz pours forth dizzying streams of language that often delight with their quirky poetry and looping humor." - The New York Times
"Ms. Schwartz’s linguistic dexterity is inspiring and her wordplay inspired...The fast-paced, masterful dialogue and monologues propel the enterprise — and the audience — along... It’s a carefully constructed cascade at which we laugh — amused and intrigued." - The New York Observer
Somewhere Fun premiered at The Vineyard Theatre in New York City in May of 2013, under the direction of Anne Kauffman.