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Business as Usual - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Business as Usual

Jean Battlo

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 5f

ISBN: 9780874402384

Set in Southern West Virginia in the 1990's when the last coal mines were closing, Business as Usual is a hilarious slice of human comedy based on economic hardship.

Tom Woolwine, who entered the coal mining business at 16, is out of work after the closing of his mine in rural Gary, …

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Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

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Set in Southern West Virginia in the 1990's when the last coal mines were closing, Business as Usual is a hilarious slice of human comedy based on economic hardship.

Tom Woolwine, who entered the coal mining business at 16, is out of work after the closing of his mine in rural Gary, West Virginia. Despite facing poverty and an uncertain future, Tom does not want a severance check, nor welfare, nor a handout; he wants a job. He and his son Joey have tried everything but to no avail, leaving Tom to wonder "just how far a man will go when he has nowhere to go." Gran answers that. A true mountain mama with the spirit of "grits", she advises the family: "There's one business that never closes...I'm talking about every funeral home from here to the moon. Now, in the old days, folks didn't go to any such. No, a neighboring friend with good feeling towards you would come and begin to work on the body of your loved one and..."

...Then, the human comedy begins. This hilarious and touching new play from West Virginian writer Jean Battlo is appropriate for all theatre groups.

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Jean Battlo

Jean Battlo

Jean Battlo is a writer of rare and exceptional talent, one with a deep appreciation and love of her home state and a gift for translating those feelings into the written word. The youngest child of Italian immigrants, drawn to Appalachia to work in the coal mines, Jean Battlo was born and raised in Kimball, a small town in McDowell County, West Virginia. She attended Marshall University, earning ... view full profile

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