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Weeds - Full Length Play, Comedy


Tom Ziegler

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Full Length Play, Comedy

8m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573617591

"A harvest of sustained humor and hilarious one-liners." - News Gazette, Lexington, VA

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Clare Hempsted and her daughter Henrietta pass through "life crises" at the same time. Clare—48, widowed thirty years—thinks she's going through "Change of Life." Actually she's pregnant. Henrietta—a self-help addict—is turning 30. She and ex-hippie husband Harvey have lived with and been supported by Clare since their marriage. Despite Clare's vehement objection, Henrietta thinks they should find their own place. When she learns Clare's pregnant, Henrietta thinks Howard Claybrooke, family friend and financial advisor, is the man. But then she discovers Howard is gay. Upstairs neighbor and New York Times garden columnist, Leo Stephanski, isn't aware he's the father. Leo has been confined to a wheel chair for years. But his relationship with Clare restores his zest for life and he desperately wants to marry her; but she's not ready for commitments and insists the affair be kept secret for fear of losing Henrietta. When Clare discovers her condition and learns Henrietta's arranging an abortion, on Leo's advice she faces up to her fears and reality.
"A harvest of sustained humor and hilarious one-liners." - News Gazette, Lexington, VA


8m, 2f


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Tom Ziegler

Tom Ziegler

Tom Ziegler is a native of Chicago. His play Grace and Glorie was first presented at The Shenandoah Valley Playwrights Retreat under the title Apple Dreams and later went on to a successful Off-Broadway run starring Estelle Parsons and Lucie Arnez at the Laura Pels Theatre in 1996. The play was later filmed for television by Hallmark Hall of Fame and starred Gena Rowlands and Diane Lane. Tom ... view full profile

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