Jack and Jill (Martin)

by  Jane Martin

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1f, 4m or f

Winner! 1997 American Theatre Critics Association Award, Best New Play

"There's humor, there's pathos, but mostly there's yearning throughout." - The Rocky Mountain News

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Jack and Jill (Martin)

by  Jane Martin

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f, 4m or f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

With her signature offbeat humor and fierce passion, the author of Keely and Du and other well known plays examines the many labors of love in a modern comedy of manners. While most romances focus on the search for Mr. or Ms. Right, Jack and Jill explores what happens after two people find the right fit. From an awkward courtship to marital bliss and beyond, the author playfully portrays the hard work of love that requires balancing intimacy with commitment, self discovery, and personal change.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 1997 American Theatre Critics Association Award, Best New Play

Reviews

REVIEWS

"There's humor, there's pathos, but mostly there's yearning throughout." - The Rocky Mountain News

"Actors Theatre audiences have come to count on playwright Jane Martin... for an undeniably superior play. She's done it again with Jack and Jill. Martin has delivered another hit." - The Louisville Courier Journal

Keywords

Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Drugs Drugs

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: Several locations over the course of the lives of Jack and Jill
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 1f, 4m or f
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Authors

Jane Martin

Jane Martin, a Kentuckian, first came to national attention for Talking With, a collection of monologues premiering in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 1982 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Since its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in 1982, Talking With has been performed around the world, winning the B ...

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Jack and Jill premiered as a part of the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, KY in March 1996 under the direction of Jon Jory.

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