Away From Me

by  Susan Champagne

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 2f

"Delightful...[with] clipped phrases and shapely scenes." - Los Angeles Times
Jerry, an awkward but well-meaning shrink is losing control of a group therapy session.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Jerry, an awkward but well-meaning shrink, is losing control of a group therapy session. Angry, bitter Harold baits highly-strung Mandy until she beats him with her Mabel doll. Shy tree surgeon Victor befriends lonely, pregnant Jane. Secrets are revealed when the members meet for drinks after a session in this comic exploration of modern day angst.
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Reviews

"Delightful...[with] clipped phrases and shapely scenes." - Los Angeles Times

Keywords

Friendship, Love, Memory

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting: A therapist's office, a park, a bar.
  • Additional Features: No intermission

Music

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

Casting

4m, 2f
MANDY
VICTOR
JERRY
HAROLD
JANE
BEN
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Cast Attributes

  • Not Applicable

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Authors

Susan Champagne

Susan Champagne, a Massachusetts native, has an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Brandeis University. She studied, and then worked with the Padua Hills Playwrights' Workshop and festival, where she directed many of her own plays. Her plays have been performed at the Magic Theatre, Brooklyn Playworks, and Theatre of Note, amo ...

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Away From Me was first presented by the Padua Hillas Playwright's Festival at Woodbury University and Burbank, California, in July 1994. It was directed by the Author.

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