Amy and the Orphans

by  Lindsey Ferrentino

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  4m, 2f

A crowded car, 100 miles, three newly orphaned siblings, a chatty stranger, and a whopper of a family secret make for an extraordinarily uncomfortable road trip.

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Amy and the Orphans

by  Lindsey Ferrentino

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

When their eighty-five-year-old father dies, sparring siblings Maggie and Jake must face a question: How to break the bad news to their sister Amy, who has Down syndrome and has lived in a state home for years? Along the way, the pair find out just how much they don’t know about their family and each other. It seems only Amy knows who she really is.
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Reviews

"An endearing new play that wisely reminds us of that all-important dictum: to treat others with as much respect and consideration as we’d like ourselves to be treated." - The Village Voice

"Touching drama delves even deeper, questioning the bonds of family and the limits of love." - NY1

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  • Amy and The Orphans Montage
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)

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4m, 2f
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Authors

Lindsey Ferrentino

Lindsey Ferrentino is a New York based playwright originally from the sunny state of Florida where many of her plays are set. Her latest Ugly Lies the Bone was a New York Times Critic Pick and played a sold out extended run off Broadway at Roundabout Theater Company in the Underground. Charles Isherwood in the New Y ...

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