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Better Late - Full Length Play, Comedy

Better Late

Larry Gelbart

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573699511

This biting December-December-December romance is a not-to-be-missed romantic comedy.

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$8.95
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$17.95
: Large Print
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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Optional Music/Media Fee: $15 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Romantic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, CA.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre

WINNER! The Selma Melvoin Playwriting Award, given by Northlight Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
As Better Late opens, composer Lee Baer is forced by his wife, Nora, to take in her ex-husband, Julian, after a recent stroke. Tension builds between the two as Julian makes it more and more difficult for Lee to get any songs written. All the while family and relationship dynamics are tested when Julian and Nora's son, Billy, revelas that he is going through a divorce of his own. How long will Julian stay and how long will it take until Lee cracks? This bitingl December-December-December romance is a not-to-be-missed romantic comedy.

REVIEWS

"Better Late is part a damn-it-all, Mel Brooks-like feast of sardonic one-liners in denial, and part a sad and caustic plea for marital compassion that could have been penned by an octogenarian Woody Allen, guiltily regretting one of his failed relationships." - Chicago Tribune

"A breezy entertainment on serious themes, Larry Gelbart's Better Late explores love, divorce, aging and death with a mature sensibility and a decidedly mainstream comedic tone...always diverting and admirably unsentimental." - Variety, Read More


Better Late premiered at the Northlight Theater in Skokie, IL in April 2008 under the direction of BJ Jones.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Parts for Senior Actors

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

LEE BAER - A middle-aged composer, with a tongue as sharp as the mind that hones it.
NORA BAER - Four years older than Lee, his dynamic wife.
BILLY COWAN - 32. Still a child of divorce.
JULIAN COWAN - 73. Not one for going gently into the night.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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