A Permanent Image

by  Samuel D. Hunter

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

Called a fusion between realism and the absurd, A Permanent Image is a tense exploration of the distance families put between themselves, and what it takes to bring them back together.

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A Permanent Image

by  Samuel D. Hunter

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Siblings Bo and Ally are back in thier childhood home in Idaho for the funeral of their father. Their mother Carol has painted the whole house white and is suspected to have been drinking since their father's death. What Ally and Bo come to find out is that their mother has a method to her madness as she pulls out some home videos of their father just before he died. Called a fusion between realism and the absurd, A Permanent Image is a tense exploration of the distance families put between themselves, and what it takes to bring them back together.
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Accolades

  • Samuel D. Hunter is the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship
    Samuel D. Hunter is the 2012 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama

Reviews

REVIEWS 

"...a thought-provoking, raw examination of human nature that will leave you pondering it for days." Boise Weekly, Read More 

"A Permanent Image IS great theatre!" Broadwayworld.com, Read More 

"...Hunter uses a wacky, bizarre circumstance to tickle your theatrical muscle, and then good old-fashioned empathy to make you think about how you would react in the same circumstance. Truly, the appeal of this play is all in that tension." - Chicago Tribune, Read More 

Videos

  • Rogue Machine Trailer - A Permanent Image
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Setting: The interior of a small, ranch-style house in Viola, Idaho.
  • Additional Features: Multimedia

Casting

2m, 2f
CAROL - early to mid-sixties, female.
BO - Carol's son, mid to late thirties, male.
ALLY - Carol's daughter, early to mid-thirties, female.
MARTIN (on video only) - Carol's husband, Bo and Ally's father, early to mid-sixties, male.
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Authors

Samuel D. Hunter

Samuel D. Hunter’s plays include The Whale (Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, GLAAD Media Award, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play), A Bright New Boise (Obie Award, Drama Desk nomination for Best Play), The Few, A Great Wilderness, Rest, Pocatello, Lewiston, Cl ...

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A Permanent Image premiered at Boise Contemporary Theatre in Boise, ID in November 2011 under the direction of Kip Fagan.

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