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Going to a Place Where You Already Are - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Going to a Place Where You Already Are

Bekah Brunstetter

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573705526

"Belief, mortality and the possibility of heaven. Playwright Bekah Brunstetter manages to treat these subjects seriously, drawing out their emotional resonance, while making them entertaining...A terrific new play." - Los Angeles Times

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

75 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Heaven / Earth

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Is there a heaven? Joe says no; it’s all a bunch of hokum. His wife, Roberta, has always claimed to agree. But lately she’s beginning to wonder, especially when they find themselves in church a lot, having reached the age when funerals are more frequent than weddings. Their granddaughter, Ellie, doesn’t have time in her own busy life to ponder the after-life. But when mortality confronts them, her grandmother’s claim to have gone to heaven and back doesn’t sound so crazy after all. With thoughtful storytelling and quiet wit, Brunstetter looks at beginnings, endings—and an enigmatic angel.

REVIEWS 

"Belief, mortality and the possibility of heaven. Playwright Bekah Brunstetter manages to treat these subjects seriously, drawing out their emotional resonance, while making them entertaining...A terrific new play." - Los Angeles Times, Read More 

"Brunstetter has a gift for words...humor and a sense of reassurance that rises gently out of authentic emotions and situations." - DC Theatre Scene, Read More 

"Sweetly dramatized without being preachy either for or against the adherence to faith, GOING TO A PLACE WHERE YOU ALREADY ARE creates a safe space for love and goodness to thrive." - Broadway World, Read More 


Check out these photos from South Coast Repertory Theatre's production of Going to a Place Where You Already Are in March 2016.


Going to a Place Where You Already Are premiered at South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, CA in March 2016 under the direction of Marc Masterson.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Parts for Senior Actors

ROBERTA - 66
JOE - 70, her husband
ELLIE - 30s, Joe’s granddaughter
JONAS - 30s, a stand up in a wheelchair and the irony is not lost on him
AN ANGEL - an ageless quality 
Videos
  • Scenes from Going to a Place Where You Already Are

  • South Coast Rep Dramaturg Kimberly Colburn discusses Going to a Place Where You Already Are

  • Directoor Marc Masterson discusses Going to a Place Where You Already Are

Author
Bekah Brunstetter

Bekah Brunstetter

Bekah Brunstetter's plays include: Oohrah! (Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater, 2009; Ars Nova Out Loud reading series, dir. Leigh Silverman; London, Finborough Theater, May 2009); Miss Lilly Gets Boned (Lark Playwrights Week 2009; Nominated for L. Arnold Weissberger Award); To Nineveh (NY Innovative Theater Award for Best New Full-length Play, 2006); Sick (Winner, Sam French Short Play Festival ... view full profile

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