Maple and Vine

by  Jordan Harrison

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 2f

"Piquantly funny, cleverly executed and darkly playful." - The New York Times
"Does everything a good play should do...Harrison makes you weigh the costs and benefits of both eras without hitting you over the head with his own conclusion. You will enjoy reaching your own." - Theatre Louisville

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Maple and Vine

by  Jordan Harrison

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Katha and Ryu have become allergic to their 21st-century lives. After they meet a charismatic man from a community of 1950s re-enactors, they forsake cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties. In this compulsively authentic world, Katha and Ryu are surprised by what their new neighbors - and they themselves - are willing to sacrifice for happiness.



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Reviews

"Piquantly funny, cleverly executed and darkly playful. " – The New York Times

"Jordan Harrison’s Maple and Vine does everything a good play should do. It entertains. It makes you think...1950’s conformity may not differ much from 2011’s, but at least we have our conveniences. Harrison makes you weigh the costs and benefits of both eras without hitting you over the head with his own conclusion. You will enjoy reaching your own." - Theatre Louisville

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day, 1950s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Mostly a contemporary apartment and 1950s home
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

Casting

3m, 2f
KATHA – mid to late 30s
RYU – mid to late 30s
DEAN – late 30s
ELLEN – late 30s. Also plays JENNA
ROGER – mid to late 30s. Also plays OMAR
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Multicultural casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Jordan Harrison

Jordan Harrison was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Marjorie Prime. The play had its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons and its Chicago premiere at Writers Theatre after premiering at the Mark Taper Forum/CTG in Los Angeles. His play Maple and Vine premiered in the 2011 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Lo ...

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Actors Theatre of Louisville presented the World Premiere of Maple and Vine at the 2011 Humana Festival. Playwrights Horizons, Inc., New York City, produced the New York Premiere Off-Broadway in December 2011.

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