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Madrid, The - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Madrid, The

Liz Flahive

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 4f, 1girl(s)

ISBN: 9780573703850

Martha is a kindergarten teacher with a life many would want: a loving husband, a devoted daughter. But when she leaves it all behind, it's up to her daughter Sarah to pick up the pieces. The Madrid is a hilarious and heartbreaking story about motherhood, freedom, and trying to see the people in your family as they really are.

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$14.95
: Pre-Publication Manuscript

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

From the unique and critically acclaimed playwright, Liz Flahive, The Madrid tells the story of Martha, a kindergarten teacher with a life many would want: a loving husband, a devoted daughter. But when she leaves it all behind, it's up to her daughter Sarah to pick up the pieces. The Madrid is a hilarious and heartbreaking story about motherhood, freedom, and trying to see the people in your family as they really are.
"A funny, fascinating and beautiful play by Liz Flahive.” – Associated Press
 
"An affecting and compelling new drama, smartly and engagingly written by Liz Flahive.” – The New York Observer
 
"The smartest new domestic drama since Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles. THE MADRID has thought-provoking things to say about the loosening of family ties."- The Wall Street Journal
 
"Liz Flahive writes graceful, highly quotable dialogue. She has a poet’s hand." - The New York Times 
 
"Striking, with fresh dialogue, zippy zingers, well-drawn characters and more than a few good laughs." - Metro

The Madrid premiered in New York City at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2014 under the direction of Leigh Silverman. 
Characters

CASTING

3m, 4f, 1girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Author
Liz Flahive

Liz Flahive

Liz Flahive is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dramatic Writing. Her first play, From Up Here (Manhattan Theater Club in association with Ars Nova) was nominated for both Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Play and won the John Gassner Award for Playwriting. Her plays have been produced and developed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Naked Angels, ... view full profile

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