Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter

by  Julie Marie Myatt

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 3f

When U.S. Marine Jenny Sutter returns from Iraq, she lays down her rifle but isn't ready to pick up her children.

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Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter

by  Julie Marie Myatt

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

When U.S. Marine Jenny Sutter returns from Iraq, she lays down her rifle but isn't ready to pick up her children. Buying some time, Jenny takes a one-way trip to a misfit desert community called Slab City, where its kind residents gently nurture her wounded spirit, and nudge her back to her own humanity.  
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"It is a genuine slice-of-life, engaging from the start." - Mercury News, Read More 

"This is by no means the only play looking at the difficulties of re-integration faced by members of the Armed Services, but it is one that approaches the issue with a particularly restrained kind of dignity and that, as a consequence, rings very true." - Chicago Tribune, Read More 

"…powerful…poignant..." - Journal Sentinel, Read More 

"Part of that success...is also due to the artistic restraint with which Myatt treats the issue, and her success in interweaving the traumas resulting from war with more domestic forms of post-traumatic stress." SF Gate, Read More 


Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Hospital
    Bus station
    Slab City, California


Casting

3m, 3f
Jenny Sutter - thirty, African-American
Hugo - mid-twenties
Louise (Lou) - mid-forties
Cheryl - mid to late fifties
Donald - mid-thirties
Budd- mid-forties. Physically handicapped - body bent awkwardly sideways.
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Cast Attributes

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Authors

Julie Marie Myatt

Julie Marie Myatt’s play, Someday, about reproductive rights in Los Angeles, was commissioned by Cornerstone Theatre Company and recently premiered this June as part of their 3-year Justice Cycle. Her play Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter premiered at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in February ...

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Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter premeired in Ashland, Oregon with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in February of 2008 under the direction of Jessica Thebus.

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