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Open Hand, The - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Open Hand, The

Robert Caisley

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 2f

ISBN: PMS0000000138

"Caisley excels at placing evocatively drawn characters in situations of social and personal conflict, all the while mixing comedy with angst, then mining the dramatic results." - Arts Knoxville

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The city.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Allison does not accept gifts. Not even on her birthday. Not even from her fiancé. So when she finds herself without her wallet and unable to pay the tab for an expensive lunch with a friend, it is with great reluctance that she accepts the generosity of a total stranger. Determined to repay his kindness, Allison comes face-to-face with the dark secrets that drive her inability to accept even the simplest act of benevolence.

REVIEWS 

"Caisley excels at placing evocatively drawn characters in situations of social and personal conflict, all the while mixing comedy with angst, then mining the dramatic results." - Arts Knoxville, Read More 

"You'll laugh a lot and leave thinking about benevolence and kindness, loneliness and redemption." - Knoxville News Sentinel, Read More


The Open Hand premiered at the Clarence Brown Theatre in Knoxville, TN in March 2016 under the direction of Calvin MacLean.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 2f

ALLISON - late twenties, early thirties
JACK - her fiancé, late twenties, early thirties
FREYA - her friend, late twenties, early thirties
TODD - Freya’s husband, late twenties, early thirties
DAVID NATHAN BRIGHT - an elegant man in his fifties.
Author
Robert Caisley

Robert Caisley

Robert Caisley is Associate Professor of Theatre & Film, and Head of the Dramatic Writing Program at the University of Idaho. He was named the 2011 Blaine Quarnstrom Visiting Playwright at the University of Southern Mississippi. His play Happy, presented at the 2011 National New Play Network (NNPN) Annual Showcase of New Plays, was a Finalist this year for both the Eugene O’Neill Theatre ... view full profile

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