Long Time Since Yesterday

by  P.J. Gibson

Full Length Play, Drama  /  8f

Winner! 1985 Audelco Award for Best Drama

Set in suburban New Jersey in the early 1980's, this potent drama is about a reunion of former college classmates, now in their thirties, at the funeral of a friend who killed herself. These women are prosperous, professional Black women who have gon…

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Long Time Since Yesterday

by  P.J. Gibson

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    8f

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Set in suburban New Jersey in the early 1980's, this potent drama is about a reunion of former college classmates, now in their thirties, at the funeral of a friend who killed herself. These women are prosperous, professional Black women who have gone through the sixties and come out on top of the eighties. At the wake, they confront the truth about their own lives and about the suicide which has again brought them together. A literate, humorous, sensitive look at the lives of contemporary Black women, this play features wonderful roles for actresses.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 1985 Audelco Award for Best Drama

Considerations

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Setting: Late summer, the present year. Ewing Township, New Jersey.

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

8f
YOUNG LAVEER SWAN - a cute eleven year-old, a follower, weak in fortitude
YOUNG JANEEN EARL - a cute eleven year old, a maker of dreams come true, full of fortitude
LAVEER SWAN - woman of thirty-eight, single, professional artist/painter
BABBS WILKERSON - woman of thirty-seven, divorced, anchor news person
ALISA MERS-REYNOLDS - woman of thirty-nine married, director of a pre-school program
THELMA CARLSON - woman of thirty-nine, single, medical doctor
PANZI LEW MCVAIN - woman of thirty-eight, single, physical therapist
JANEEN EARL-TAYLOR - deceased woman of thirty-eight, married
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • All Female
  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

P.J. Gibson

P.J. Gibson

LONG TIME SINCE YESTERDAY was first presented at the New Federal Theatre. Directed by Bette Howard.

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