Best Friend

by  Michael Sawyer

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1m, 3f

"Who says they aren't writing plays for leading ladies anymore?" - Rex Reed, Daiy News.

Carolyn Parsky seems to lead a full life. She's delightful and outgoing. We meet her returning from a vacation. Anxious to share her experiences with Anita, her neighbor, Carolyn can't wait for her arrival. But that evening Anita announces she's b…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Carolyn Parsky seems to lead a full life. She's delightful and outgoing. We meet her returning from a vacation. Anxious to share her experiences with Anita, her neighbor, Carolyn can't wait for her arrival. But that evening Anita announces she's become engaged. Carolyn seems overjoyed but is actually an emotional cripple - especially dependent on Anita. About to have the main crutch in her barren life removed, Carolyn becomes desperate and treacherous. Cornering Anita's fiance, she so maligns Anita's character that she drives him off, allowing Anita to believe she's been jilted. But the finance returns and we're witness to a dramatic confrontation. Carolyn's ultimate defeat - and descent into the twilight world she's always been near makes thrilling drama.
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Reviews

"Who says they aren't writing plays for leading ladies anymore?" - Rex Reed, Daiy News.

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: An apartment on the Upper West Side, New York City.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

1m, 3f
CAROLYN - 30s-40s, bright and bubbling personality
ANITA - 30s-40s, shy, quiet
JOHN - 30s-40s, from small town, wears a moustache
MARY - Lady taxi driver
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Michael Sawyer

Michael Sawyer

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