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Dividends - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Dividends

Gary Richards

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573695810

"Although Gary Richards' "Dividends" is about a specific Jewish family in New York, this heartwarming drama raises universal issues of inter-generational communication, ancestral legacies and family obligations. These large themes intersect in a story...that is told at human scale. It involves no spectacle or theatrical wowing, just a steady probing of the heart." - Variety

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play -

A hospital room and other various locations.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

How well does any grandson know his grandfather? Dividends explores the generation gap between a struggling young artist and his Jewish grandfather. Neal, the grandson, finds himself forced to look after his 83-year-old grandfather after he falls ill. While caring for him, Neal learns a great deal about his grandfather's life, including the fact that he never had a bar mitzvah. When Neal decides to give his father the bar mitzvah he never had, the grandfather's wife of fifty-nine years hovers over both as only a Jewish grandmother could.

Dividends is a warm and tender play about traditions, caring, change and love.

"Although Gary Richards' "Dividends" is about a specific Jewish family in New York, this heartwarming drama raises universal issues of inter-generational communication, ancestral legacies and family obligations. These large themes intersect in a story...that is told at human scale. It involves no spectacle or theatrical wowing, just a steady probing of the heart." - Variety

Dividends was first produced at the Jewish Repertory Theatre, Ran Avni Artistic Director, Edwaard M. Cohen Associate Director, music by Elliot Finkel.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

BERNIE - the grandfather.
BESSIE - the grandmother.
NEAL - the grandson.

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Gary Richards

Gary Richards

Gary Richards is a director, actor, producer, and teacher as well as a writer. His plays include The Root (five Drama-Logue Awards, four Carbonell nominations), Children at Play, Scrambled Eggs, Slambook, Social Studies, Dividends (with Fyvush Finkel and Reizl Bozyk), Stag, Shiva, Tropical Depression, Second Summer (Best Play Award, Colleagues Theatre Company), Two Piece, A Chip in Time, and ... view full profile

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