Blueberry Waltz

by  Liz Amberly

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1f

One week after an accident in a Pennsylvania coal mine that trapped men underground, a miner's wife is afraid to move on with life even though her husband was uninjured.

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Blueberry Waltz

by  Liz Amberly

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

One week after an accident in a Pennsylvania coal mine that trapped men underground, a miner's wife is afraid to move on with life even though her husband was uninjured. His playful, even silly attempts fail to alleviate her obsessive terror. When she what she really thought during his ordeal, her honesty strengthens their relationship. As a favorite song plays on the radio, they dance and know that they can face the future. Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 28th Series.
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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance

Production

Details

  • Setting: Rural Pennsylvania, the present. Keith and Deb's kitchen.

Casting

1m, 1f
DEB - 30-40, a homemaker
KEITH - 30-40 a coal miner
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Liz Amberly

Liz Amberly writes for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (published by Penguin Books) giving creative tips to parents about engaging children in reading. Liz's film A Double Whammy appeared on Channel 13. She is also collaborating with Pat Watkins on several TV and video projects. Liz's most recent play

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Blueberry Waltz was first produced by The WorkShop Theater Company in New York City for the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival on July 26, 2003. It was directed by Doug Moser.

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