Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1990s
Settings Of Play - Set in the employee lounge of the Westhaven Commercial and Industrial Bank in northern Mississippi. The action takes place in mid October of "this year." Since the play was first published in 1993, many theatres choose to set the play in that decade.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Southern sass, tears and charm engage as five bank tellers speak their hearts and brew lots of coffee in this comedy by the author of Belles. Set in the break room of a small bank in Mississippi on six consecutive weekday mornings, this warm and gentle play eavesdrops on the conversations of women who have for too long defined themselves in terms of their relationships recently ended or in the process of falling apart with the men in their lives. It's a play about broken arms and broken hearts and about finding strength and self respect through friendships with those who have been down that road before.
"Five Tellers dances in [its] world premiere. . . . [It] is a play for just about everyone, proving once again that the theatre is still doing it one better than the networks." - Focus on Denver
Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain premiered at Theatre on Broadway in Denver, Colorado on June 25, 1993. The director was Greg Ward. The play opened in New York City at the Thirteenth Street Repertory Company on November 12, 1993. The directorwas Laura Josepher.