Don't Say Goodbye, I'm Not Leaving

by  Roger Karshner

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

"Mr. Karshner has written a play that is funny, compassionate and highly entertaining embracing a contemporary theme and subject to which we can all relate. A truly sparkling evening of theater." - San Antonio Express-News.

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Don't Say Goodbye, I'm Not Leaving

by  Roger Karshner

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Herb has just been admitted to the hospital with a non-specific illness where his wife, Edna, confronts him regarding a will, his options, and insists he see her brother, Bruce, a high-powered attorney. Herb is reluctant, but agrees to see Bruce who, during the confrontational visit, passes out and lapses into a coma. Bruce is now hospitalized and Herb appoints himself as his watch-dog to assure the medical "idiots" don't pull the plug. Herb and Edna invite Bruce's wife, Blanche, to move in with them during Bruce's confinement, all agreeing to take round-the-clock shifts with Bruce. After a month, Bruce's condition remains static and the situation becomes stressful, leading to humorous conflict. A human lesson regarding mortality and the inability to change.
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Reviews

"Mr. Karshner has written a play that is funny, compassionate and highly entertaining embracing a contemporary theme and subject to which we can all relate. A truly sparkling evening of theater." - San Antonio Express-News.

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Hospital room. Waiting room. Kitchen.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m, 2f
EDNA
HERB
BRUCE
BLANCHE
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Cast Attributes

  • Not Applicable

Casting Notes

Characters are aged 40-65.

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Authors

Roger Karshner

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