Doin' Time at the Alamo

by  Mary Hanes

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 5f

It’s a hot July weekend at The Alamo, a woebegone motel that is directly across the street from a federal penitentiary in Texas. In this warm comedy, seven lonely, wise-cracking characters “do time” between visits with loved ones in prison.

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Doin' Time at the Alamo

by  Mary Hanes

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It’s a hot July weekend at The Alamo, a woebegone motel that is directly across the street from a federal penitentiary in Texas. In this warm comedy, seven lonely, wise-cracking characters “do time” between visits with loved ones in prison. They play cards, argue, order out for moo shu shrimp, plan a wedding, and dream of love. At The Alamo, these prisoners of love take a final stand against loneliness, and ultimately find freedom. Characters include the motel owner, who has been unable to escape from The Alamo since his father died in prison; a tough-talking New Yorker engaged to a two-timing mobster; her reluctant bodyguard; the dental hygienist who loves the bodyguard; her mother, a devotee of the card game rummy; a seventy-year-old woman who believes in numerology and the letters from the twenty-year-old prisoner she plans to marry this July Fourth weekend; and a wife whose yuppie husband has lied to the feds and to her.

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