The Gift and the Giving

by  Tim Kelly

Short Play, Drama  /  3m, 2f

Four young people take shelter in a church en route to the state capitol where they hope to dramatize their plea for social change. They'd vowed to fast - but now thoughts of food and comfort possess them. Belief in their goal's success is further weakened as unforseen circumstances and the threat o…

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The Gift and the Giving

by  Tim Kelly

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    3m, 2f

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Four young people take shelter in a church en route to the state capitol where they hope to dramatize their plea for social change. They'd vowed to fast - but now thoughts of food and comfort possess them. Belief in their goal's success is further weakened as unforseen circumstances and the threat of physical harm work to defeat them. Only one's likely to complete the march -- but he tells the others one committed man can sometimes work small miracles.

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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  • Setting: The sanctuary of a small church. The present.

Casting

3m, 2f

LARRY

MARGARET

CAROL

MATT

POLICE OFFICER

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Tim Kelly

Kelly was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on October 2, 1932. He graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor's degree and received a masters degree in play-writing from Yale University. His first stage play was Widow's Walk, published in the 1960s. At the same time, three of his plays opened: A Darker Flo ...

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