Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play -
All costumes are current.
The set is simple: a kitchen and improvised bathroom on one side and a small chapel on the other.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Church / Religious Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest
Winner! 2007 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest
$38,000 For a Friendly Face is a heartfelt comedy set in a funeral home. An unpleasant woman dies and her two estranged daughters arrive at a small town funeral home for the celebration of life. Matt is new in the funeral home business and is trying his earnest best to provide a good service. The women of the the last supper committee are preparing food for the event. A young woman arrives with a total three flowers for the service. It becomes apparent that no one else is coming. Relationships disintegrate over the morning. $38,000 For a Friendly Face takes a humorous look at what matters most in relationships -- in families, in friendships, and in celebrations of life.
$38,000 for a Friendly Face was first produced at Nipissing University Theatre, North Bay, Ontario, in May 2005. It was produced by The Gateway Theatre Guild and Claire Powers and directed by June Keevil.