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Grown-Up, The - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Grown-Up, The

Jordan Harrison

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

4m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573705199

"Charming, exciting and full of childlike wonder, Harrison’s play is a magical, breathtaking trip." - Chicago Theatre Review

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

75 Minutes

Settings Of Play - Mutiple locations over the course of Kai's future.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Ten year old Kai is given a magical crystal door-knob by his grandfather that enables him to travel through space and time to see future events in his life. The further along he goes, the less he feels like he's seeing into his future, but more that he is living life as most people do; all too quickly. Both poignantly sad and zany, Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison expands on the notion that life is too short to miss any moment of it.

REVIEWS 

"Painfully universal...a magical ride through time and space that serves as a stealthy extended metaphor for the power of imagination and storytelling." - WFPL, Read More 

"Charming, exciting and full of childlike wonder, Harrison’s play is a magical, breathtaking trip." - Chicago Theatre Review, Read More 


The Grown-Up premiered at the Actor's Theatre of Louisville in March 2014 as a part of the Humana Festival. It was directed by Ken Rus Schmoll.

Characters

CASTING

4m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Multicultural casting

ACTOR A – Kai (rhymes with eye)
ACTOR B – Anna Bell / Lane Heatherette
ACTOR C – Grandfather / First Mate / Barry / Minister
ACTOR D – Grandma / Rosie / Wedding Guest / Paula
ACTOR E – Mr. See / Wedding Planner / Award Ceremony Emcee
ACTOR F – Josef the Fisherman / Steven / Cater Waiter / Miss McGinn
Videos
  • Jordan Harrison on The Grown-Up

  • Montage from The Grown-Up at the Humana Festival

Author
Jordan Harrison

Jordan Harrison

Jordan Harrison was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Marjorie Prime. The play had its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons and its Chicago premiere at Writers Theatre after premiering at the Mark Taper Forum/CTG in Los Angeles. His play Maple and Vine premiered in the 2011 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville and went on to productions at American Conservatory Theatre and ... view full profile

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