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Second Chance - Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

Second Chance

Elyse Nass

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Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

2f

ISBN: 9780573692055

"Has marvelous themes: Life is short, make every minute count, one is never too old to learn and grow, and don't feel guilty for enjoying what you are doing even if others disapprove.... Powerful and meaningful." - Queens Chronicle


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$8.95
: Three One-Act Plays About the Elderly

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with other plays in collection


Description

Short Play

Dramatic Comedy

Mystery/Thriller

40 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - The nicely furnished living room of Rita's home, a small apartment in New York City. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget

Originally published in the esteemed Chilton Publishing's Best Short Plays series, this superb one act - with excellent roles for elderly performers - has had many productions in the United States and abroad. A widow has decided to begin a new life and her married neighbor tries to put a damper on her aspirations.

"Has marvelous themes: Life is short, make every minute count, one is never too old to learn and grow, and don't feel guilty for enjoying what you are doing even if others disapprove...Powerful and meaningful." - Queens Chronicle

"A delightful comedy with wisdom and insight." - San Diego Senior Life

"Witty, fluid and poignant, brimming with idealism." - Business Times

SECOND CHANCE was presented by the Quaigh Theatre in New York City.
Characters

CASTING

2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female, Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Multicultural casting, Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

Both female characters can be played by women in their 50s and up.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

RITA - late 60s, vivacious, trying to appear buoyant.
EVELYN - mid 60s, but she looks tired and is letting things take their course.
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Elyse Nass

Elyse Nass is a New York City based, award winning playwright. Her plays have been produced in New York, around the United States, Canada and abroad. Her trilogy, Three One Act Plays About the Elderly is published by Samuel French. The plays included in this collection are Second Chance, Admit One, and The Cat Connection. Productions include regional theatres such as The San Diego Repertory ... view full profile

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