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Southern Comforts - Full Length Play, Comedy

Southern Comforts

Kathleen Clark

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Full Length Play, Comedy

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573650550

"A delightful and sneakily sexy romance!" – The New York Times

"A lovely romantic comedy!" –The Journal News

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - 1990s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TAGS

Love, Marriage

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Some people need continuous change in order to feel vital and alive. Others are terrified of unsettling the peace that they have established. Two-time O'Neill Playwright's Conference participant Kathleen Clark uses her words to detail this tour-de-force journey of a widow and widower who meet later in life and find a way into each other's hearts. Southern Comforts is a beautiful exploration of the intimate workings of all relationships. In a sprawling New Jersey Victorian, a taciturn Yankee widower and a vivacious grandmother from Tennessee find what they least expected - a second chance at love. Their funny, awkward, and enchanting romance is filled with sweet surprise and unpredictable tribulation. Told with warmth and perceptive humor, this off-Broadway success is an affecting, late-in-life journey of compromise and rejuvenation, of personal risk and the rewards of change.

"A delightful and sneakily sexy romance! – The New York Times

"A lovely romantic comedy!" –The Journal News,  Associated Press

"An utterly charming, sweet, old-fashioned play." – Bloomberg News

"Pure pleasure! A 90-minute charmer!" – New York Daily News

Prior to its New York City debut at Primary Stages with Penny Fuller and Larry Keith, directed by Judith Ivey, Southern Comforts was originally produced with Dixie Carter and Hal Holbrook at the Coconut Grove Playhouse.
Characters

CASTING

1m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Flexible casting, Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

parts for senior actors, flexible casting

AMANDA CROSS - 70s, from Tennessee
GUS KLINGMAN - 70s, from New Jersey

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Kathleen Clark

Kathleen Clark

Kathleen Clark's plays, Southern Comforts and Secrets of a Soccer Mom, were produced off-Broadway and are presented widely throughout the US and Canada. Prior to the New York production at Primary Stages, Southern Comforts was produced at the Coconut Grove Playhouse with Hal Holbrook and Dixie Carter.  Her play, Awilda, a semifinalist for the 2014 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, ... view full profile

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elizabeth michaels 2/24/2016 11:24 AM
Great play for 2 'mature' actors.  Speaks to the heart of getting older and being alone and the life that was lived before the new romance. Sweet and funny.

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