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Roses in December - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Roses in December

Victor Cahn

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573698590

"Rich and revealing." - The New Yorker

"Written beautifully as a series of letters, this warm and satisfying work follows in the footsteps of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters and deserves to become just as enduringly popular... Cahn se…

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$8.95
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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

75 Minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The script need not be memorized, but should be read aloud by two actors sitting some distance apart. The set, lighting, and other production requirements may be as minimal or elaborate as imagination and budget permit.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget

In this play of letters, a young official in a college alumni office invites a celebrated but reclusive author to the thirty-fifth reunion of his class. When he declines, she charmingly prods him, and thereby begins a witty and revelatory correspondence that becomes part mystery, part memory, and part romance.
"Rich and revealing." - The New Yorker

"Written beautifully as a series of letters, this warm and satisfying work follows in the footsteps of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters and deserves to become just as enduringly popular... Cahn serves up something of a bona fide thriller along with the genuinely wise psychological insights that lie at the heart of Roses in December, keeping us riveted until the final word has been read." - NYTheatre.com

"You're in for a treat...a gem of a play." - Chelsea Clinton News

"The words are witty and succinct, delightfully masking as much as they communicate, slowly revealing levels of character and elements of humor...Victor L. Cahn is clearly a gifted writer." - Culture Vulture

"When a single word in a letter's closing can prove of devastating dramatic importance, the playwright has achieved his goal, and it is at things like this that Cahn succeeds time and time again...Cahn, Reilly, and the two Naughtons create beautiful music." - Talkin' Broadway

"It's not difficult to imagine that Roses in December could stay in bloom for quite some time." - Broadway.com

"A marriage of Poe's The Purloined Letter and A. R. Gurney's Love Letters, Roses in December is a witty and poignant feast of language." - Vital Source Magazine

Roses in December received its world premiere in 2003 at Urban Stages, NYC. The production was directed by T.L. Reilly.
Characters

CASTING

1m, 1f

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

CAROLYN - 30s

JOEL - 50s

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Victor Cahn

Victor L. Cahn has written numerous plays, including several produced Off-Broadway as well as regionally: Roses in December; Embraceable Me; Fit to Kill (all published by Samuel French); Dally with the Devil; Getting the Business; Sheepskin/Bottom of the Ninth; and Sherlock Solo (a one-man show that he performs). He has also taken leading roles in plays by Shakespeare, Pinter, Coward, Simon, ... view full profile

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