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From Door to Door - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

From Door to Door

James Sherman

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3f

ISBN: 9780573632464

"Hilarious and deeply moving" - New York Daily News
"A bittersweet comedy about the blessings and compromises that three generations of women encounter in their pursuit of love, faith and marriage." - The Atlanta Journal-Constituti…

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, 1960s

Settings Of Play - A number of locations in and around Chicago. 1936 to 1999.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre

A heartwarming, bittersweet comedy about three generations of American women. Mary Goodman, a woman of the "greatest generation" is mourning the loss of her husband. Her daughter, Deborah, is encouraging her to end her period of mourning and move on with a new independence. In a series of scenes between Mary, Deborah, and Mary's mother, Bessie, Mary reflects back on her life as a daughter, wife and mother. A trio of actresses plays the three women over the course of sixty-five years. As Mary's life progresses from childhood to matrimony to motherhood, we see how each successive generation of women lives up to the expectations of the past and makes brave new choices about the future. At the end of the play, the three women stand as links in a chain made of faith, love, and understanding.

"Hilarious and deeply moving" - New York Daily News

"A bittersweet comedy about the blessings and compromises that three generations of women encounter in their pursuit of love, faith and marriage." - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Because Sherman has all the details right, they hit home hard, and they touch us with their gentle, tried and true sentiment." - Chicago Tribune

"Sherman's women are Jews, but their trial and trails are universal." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

From Door to Door received its premiere production at the Victory Gardens Theater under the direction of Dennis Zacek on November 12, 1999.
Characters

CASTING

3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MARY - ages from 12 to 76.

BESSIE - Mary's mother, ages from 35 to 94.

DEBORAH - Mary's daughter, ages from 13 to 49.

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
James Sherman

James Sherman

James Sherman is the author of the plays Magic Time, The God of Isaac, Mr. 80%, The Escape Artist, Beau Jest, This Old Man Came Rolling Home, Jest A Second!, Romance in D, From Door to Door, The Old Man’s Friend, Affluenza!, Half and Half, Relatively Close, and Jacob and Jack.James was a theatre student at Illinois State University in the early 1970’s. He began his professional career as a writer ... view full profile

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Reviews
GILBERT LENCHUS 6/3/2014 11:44 AM
Very well written. Challenges seen in holding the readers attention while flashbacks of the characters come to life.  A story of 3 different women, daughter, mother and grandmother, being woven together as a spider (the author) spins its web of interest.
I love reading, especially plays, and this is an example of why.

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