Three Ways Home

by  Casey Kurtti

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1m, 2f

"Beautifully constructed and very affecting comic drama." - UPI

"Kurtti's writing is crisp, humorous, sometimes poignant, and always explicit." - Christian Science Monitor

"Contemporary, upbeat and engaging." - N.…

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Three Ways Home

by  Casey Kurtti

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

This haunting drama consists of inter locking monologues by a black woman, her disturbed teenaged son, and Sharon, a white social worker. Dawn is a streetwise super mom with four kids. The other three are fine, but Frankie is falling into a self destructive fantasy world peopled by supernatural buddies. The social worker tries to help Dawn and Frankie and becomes truly committed. At first, Dawn resists Sharon's help. Gradually the two women become friends united in a common goal: to save Frankie.
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Reviews

"Beautifully constructed and very affecting comic drama." - UPI

"Kurtti's writing is crisp, humorous, sometimes poignant, and always explicit." - Christian Science Monitor

"Contemporary, upbeat and engaging." - N.Y. Amsterdam News

"At the top of your must see theatrical list." - Black American

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: New York City. An open area surrounded on the perimeter by fire escapes and a rooftop. The feeling is tall, urban, cool. An old couch indicates Dawn's apartment. A wicker chair indicates Sharon's apartment.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

1m, 2f

Sharon Conway, 32

Dawn Towers, 30

Frankie Towers, 16

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Features Teens
  • Multicultural casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Casey Kurtti

Casey Kurtti’s play Catholic School Girls was the first production at The Douglas Fairbanks Theater in Times Square in 1984 and is frequently performed throughout the United States. It had a three-year run in Australia and an extended run and tour in Canada in a French translation by Michel Tremblay (Premieres De Class ...

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