Signs of Life (Brevoort)

by  Deborah Brevoort

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1f

An eloquent statement of hope. – The Register Citizen, Hartford, CT
"Totally Enchanting... Beautifully written... You'll laugh all through it."– Islander Newspaper, Ft. Myers, FL
A comic meditation on faith, doubt, fertility and spirituality, loosely inspired by the Sarah and Abraham story from the Old Testament - set on the Interstate highways of the American West.

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Signs of Life (Brevoort)

by  Deborah Brevoort

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Faith-based
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult

Additional Info

On a magical night in New Jersey, the stars talk to Abe, Sal gets a tattoo and a journey begins. Abe and Sal take off across the country, following the stars and looking for Birth and Life. Signs of Life is loosely inspired by the Sarah and Abraham story from the Old Testament - set on the Interstate highways of the American West. This two-character play is a comic meditation on faith, doubt, fertility and spirituality.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Signs of Life is an eloquent statement of hope. – The Register Citizen, Hartford, CT

"Totally Enchanting... Beautifully written... Dialogue is rich... You'll laugh all through it... I'm going back a second time, maybe a third"– Islander Newspaper, Ft. Myers, FL

"Brevoort's great strength as a playwright is her characterizations."– Capital City Weekly, Juneau, AK

"Whether it's that material things are insignificant or simply that the stars are beautiful, there is something that we can all learn by seeing Signs of Life" – The Hartford News

"...a funny, bittersweet comedy about life, dreams and the power of love. Brevoort's script is rich with imagery and the stories her characters weave are magical."– Info Juneau

"Signs of Life coils together comedy and drama... The audience is at constant odds with themselves on whether to laugh or cry."– Whalesong, Juneau, AK

Keywords

Aging, Love, Marriage, Religion

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The play should be performed on a stage full of dirt, surrounded by a sky full of stars. Even though the play changes locations 12 different times, only abstract scenic elements should be used, rather than 12 realistic sets, to indicate change of place.
  • Additional Features: No intermission

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

1m, 1f

ABE - 40-year old man
SAL - 40-year old woman

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

Deborah Brevoort

Deborah Brevoort is the author of numerous plays and musicals, including The Women of Lockerbie, which won the silver medal in the Onassis International Playwriting competition and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award. It was produced off-Broadway, in London at the Orange Tree Theatre, at the Actor’s Ga ...

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An early draft was produced at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau Alaska, directed by Chris Hanna. Subsequent productions include Company One, Hartford, CT, and Theatre Conspiracy, Ft. Myers, FL.

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