Autumn Leaves (Bernstein)

by  Julianne Bernstein

Short Play, Drama  /  2f

Two sisters share sad but proud and fond memories a brother lost in Vietnam as they stand among the falling autumn leaves at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington.

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Autumn Leaves (Bernstein)

by  Julianne Bernstein

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

It is autumn at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the famous "Wall of Names." The wall serves as a catalyst for Harriet and Sara who, struggling over the loss of their older brother, are forced to confront the walls within themselves, and that which has stood between them over the years.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 16th Series.

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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1990s
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Late afternoon of a warm November day. Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2f
HARRIET
SARA
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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Authors

Julianne Bernstein

Julianne Bernstein

Autumn Leaves was first produced in the Jameson Theatre of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, in April 1991. It was directed by Gregory Elder.

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