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Birthday Boy - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Birthday Boy

Chris Newbound

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573701092

What happens when there's a sudden connection between two people that cannot be pursued? A celebration of the messy, imperfect, life that being a husband, a wife, a father, a mother, all entails in order to evolve into the grownups we're meant to be.


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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The lunchroom where Matt and Melora work. A bar of a Mexican restaurant: Mi Casa Su Casa. Bedroom of Matt and Arianne's house. A hospital room.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Matt returns from a break at work to the company lunch room, where he meets new employee Melora. A spark ignites almost immediately, but the blossoming friendship is still subject to life's realities of age, responsibility, and commitment. Meanwhile Matt's wife Arianne has plans for a celebratory evening at home that get interrupted by an unintentional spark of her own. Birthday Boy is about what happens when there's a sudden connection between two people that if pursued could interfere with a life that has been going along just fine; about the paths we choose to take and those we choose not to; the commitments we do honor, the worthwhile sacrifices we must make. In short, a celebration of the messy, imperfect, life that being a husband, a wife, a father, a mother, all entails in order to evolve into the grownups we're meant to be.

The Birthday Boy was first presented at Berkshire Theatre Group in August 2011. It was directed by Wes Grantom.
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CASTING

2m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting

MATT - About to turn forty
MELORA - About to turn thirty, a colleague of Matt's
ARIANNE - Matt's wife
JULIAN MOODY - Student of Arianne's, in his twenties
Author

Chris Newbound

Chris Newbound received his MFA at Columbia in Fiction Writing. His short stories have appeared in Seventeen, Sassy, and other literary journals. The Birthday Boy has received staged readings at Main Street Stage in North Adams, Massachusetts, and in Nashua, New Hampshire, before its world premiere at Berkshire Playwrights Lab. His play Morning, Noon and Night received its world premiere at Main ... view full profile

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