The Possum Play

by  Benjie Aerenson

Full Length Play, Drama  /  7m, 3f

Winner! L. Arnold Weissberger Award

Sally can't endure suffering in the world and sets out on a desperate pilgrimage to make things better in the homes and back roads of suburban Miami. Her son Clark sabotages her at every turn, getting into fights, crashing cars and generally endeavor…

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The Possum Play

by  Benjie Aerenson

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    7m, 3f

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Sally can't endure suffering in the world and sets out on a desperate pilgrimage to make things better in the homes and back roads of suburban Miami. Her son Clark sabotages her at every turn, getting into fights, crashing cars and generally endeavoring to make everything worse. Sally senses that Clark is heading deeper and deeper into danger and her visions and actions become increasingly desperate. Convinced she is restoring Paradise to the back roads while, in reality, losing her mind, Sally drives the play toward a climax of cruelty and sacrifice.
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  • Winner! L. Arnold Weissberger Award

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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7m, 3f
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Benjie Aerenson

Benjie Aerenson is the author of Paradise Island, The Possum Play, and Lighting Up the Two Year Old, which debuted at the Humana Festival in 1997.

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