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Weekend Near Madison, A - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Weekend Near Madison, A

Kathleen Tolan

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573619229

"Warm, vital, glowing...full of wise ironies and unsentimental hopes."-Newsweek

"A new playwright of sharp perceptions, humor, and tender sensibilities."-Christian Science Monitor

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Early autumn, 1979, Wisconsin

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

A hit at Actors Theatre of Louisville and later Off-Broadway, A Weekend Near Madison takes place during a reunion of college friends now in their early thirties. The occasion is the visit of Vanessa, the "star" of the group and the leader of a lesbian/feminist rock band. Vanessa arrives at the home of an old friend, a psychiatrist, hand in hand with her younger lover who plays in the band. Also on hand are the psychiatrist's wife a novelist suffering from writer's block and his brother, who was once Vanessa's lover and loves her still. In the course of the weekend, Vanessa announces that she and her lover desperately want a child and attempts to persuade her former lover to be the father.

REVIEWS

"Warm, vital, glowing...full of wise ironies and unsentimental hopes." - Newsweek

"A new playwright of sharp perceptions, humor, and tender sensibilities."- Christian Science Monitor

"Appealing characters and fresh from the vine dialogue."- The New York Post


A Weekend Near Madison premiered at the Humana Festival at the Actor's Theatre of Louisville in May 1983 under the direction of Emily Mann.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 3f

DAVID - in his mid 30s
DOE - a.k.a Dorothy, Dody, early 30s, David's wife
JIM - early 30s, David's brother
NESSA - a.k.a Vanessa, early 30s
SAMANTHA - a.k.a Sammy, about 23
BUTCH - a big dog who is never seen
Author
Kathleen Tolan

Kathleen Tolan

Kathleen Tolan worked for years as an actor. Her plays includeA Weekend Near Madison, Kate's Diary, Approximating Mother, A Girl's Life and The Wax. They have been produced in regional theatres (including Trinity Repertory Theatre and the Actors Theatre of Louisville), in New York (including Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theatre and the Women's Project) and in Europe. She has received various ... view full profile

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