Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - Present day - any city, USA. Action takes place in Kathy's modest, yet colorful apartment.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Strong Language, No Special Cautions
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
This two act play tackles the subject of female teachers who have sex with their underage (male) students. Special attention is paid to the double standard regarding this issue in our society. As the play begins, the affair between Kathy, a 31 year old teacher and Sal, one of her 13 years old students, has been discovered. Kathy's older, successful and high-powered, commitment phobic sister Elizabeth, steps forward to take charge and help. She quickly enlists the aid of one of her suitors, a divorced male attorney, Edward. Elizabeth attempts to solve Kathy's problems while also trying to navigate her own life, and curb her religiously fanatic mothers destructive behavior. Along the way, deep family issues are uncovered, the result being an involving and insightful drama that provides food for thought about serious subjects.
"Presents interesting ironies... You feel the love and the pain of these characters. That is an absolute success." - LA Splash
"Playwright Linda Felton Steinbaum gets credit for addressing her subject matter head on." - Backstage West
"Smartly staged... playwright Linda Felton Steinbaum tackles tough issues and comes out on top. This is family drama at it's finest." - Sun Newspapers
"Unique... a disturbing play yet a powerful one." - The Loyolan
Mustang Sally was first presented on October 13, 2007 at The Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, California and headlined for 6 weeks. It was directed by Arturo Castillo.