First Kisses

by  Jay D. Hanagan

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

In this multi-prize-winning love story, we follow the lives of Mary and John as they grow up and grow old together from the age of eleven to seventy-two.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult

Additional Info

In this multi-prize-winning love story, we follow the lives of Mary and John as they grow up and grow old together from the age of eleven to seventy-two. It starts with their first kiss, when John's hamster dies, and continues through all their joys and losses, bad dresses and old girlfriends, and even condoms in their daughter's sock drawer. This piece is a tour de force for two exceptional actors, or a tremendous opportunity to show off your company's extraordinary talent base.
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Accolades

  • Winner! The Babylon Players World Premiere Playwriting Contest and the Backdoor Theatre (Wichita Falls) 20th Annual New Play Project.

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: A shack in the woods nestled between two properties in a small town. Various times of days. Various seasons. Various years.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

1m, 1f
JOHN - a boy who becomes a man
MARY - a girl who becomes a woman
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Cast Attributes

  • Expandable casting
  • Features Children
  • Features Teens
  • Roles for Children
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

Can be flexible casting of varied ages and sizes

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Authors

Jay D. Hanagan

Jay D. Hanagan was raised in Sodus, NY, a small town nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario somewhere between Rochester and Syracuse. There, in the sixth grade, (often described as three of the happiest years of his life) Mr. Hanagan performed in a "real" play, Tom Sawyer, for the first time. W ...

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First Kisses was initially workshopped using multiple actors playing the two roles by the Gatesinger Company Ltd. under the working title “When I’m Kissing You” on January 31, 2003, directed by John L’Hommedieu.

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