Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play -
The Westmoreland Home in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes, Smoking
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
LADCC Best Production
WINNER! 2012 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Ted Schmitt Award, Best World Premiere Play
WINNER! 2012 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, Best Production
Yellow chronicles a year in the life of the perfect family in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Bobby Westmoreland, a high school football coach, and his wife Kate, a respected therapist, have two ambitious children in high school. Their son Dayne is the golden football star while their daughter Gracie is an overly-dramatic actress. Gracie’s best friend is a young gay boy, Kendall, who is at constant odds with his abusive, fundamentalist mother, Sister Timothea. The play opens with the start of the football season and high school auditions for “Oklahoma.” Everything falls apart when an unexpected tragedy rocks the Westmoreland family to the breaking point. Yellow explores the themes of cowardice, intolerance and the damage caused to families by secrets, rejection and the difficulty of forgiveness.
A departure from the comedy of earlier works, Del Shores’ Yellow is the award-winning playwright’s most dramatic play to date. The play was one of the most awarded Los Angeles plays of 2010, winning Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Production and Best World Premiere Play.
"Shores has written a darker play than usual, sadder in its view of human folly but wiser in its openness to the forgiveness and generosity of spirit that often make life tolerable. As always with this accomplished playwright, there's never a dull moment onstage." - The Hollywood Reporter, Read More
"...this powerfully moving work points to exciting new creative directions for a gifted playwright." - Backstage, Read More
"Yellow is a rippingly entertaining show..." - LA Weekly, Read More
Yellow was first presented by Louise Beard, Emerson Collins, Jason Dottley, and Del Shores for JD3atrical Prods. at the Coast Playhouse in Santa Monica, California, on June 11, 2012. It was directed by the author.