Full Length Play
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior
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.