Kodachrome

by  Adam Szymkowicz

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 3f

A play about love, nostalgia, the seasons and how we learn to say goodbye.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fables/Folktales, Romantic Comedy
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Welcome to Colchester, a small town where everybody knows each other and the pace of life allows the pursuit of love to take up as much space as it needs. Our tour guide is Suzanne, the town photographer, who lets us peek into her neighbors’ lives to catch glimpses of romance in all its stages of development. A play about love, nostalgia, the seasons and how we learn to say goodbye.

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Accolades


Reviews

"It's tender and poignant and awkward and funny all at the same time - you know, just like life." Broadway World

"Kodachrome" is somewhere between an ensemble love story, a mischievous comedy and a supernatural dream. Willamette Week

“This breezy new play by Adam Szymkowicz, receiving its world premiere production at Portland Center Stage under the direction of Rose Riordan, is warm and cheerful but clear-eyed about the impermanence of love.”  The Oregonian

“Overall, I highly recommend KODACHROME. You'll leave Colchester with a newfound determination to stop putting off whatever it is you've been putting off and, in the words of Harold Hill, "make today worth remembering." Broadway World

"The play intermixes moments of gut-wrenching sadness with lighthearted humor, all while forcing the audience to pause and confront each emotion with the click of a shutter.” The Portland Mercury

“This is a beautiful play–understated, tricky, often humorous, and universal. It’s a story about ordinary people going about their lives.”  Judy Nedry

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Colchester, Connecticut: a small rural New England town
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 3f

5-16 total: 2m, 3f up to 6m, 8f, 2 gender neutral


Actors can be any race


PHOTOGRAPHER – (mid-30s to mid-40s) Suzanne, female

GRAVEDIGGER – (mid-30s to mid-40s) Earl, male

HARDWARE STORE OWNER– (mid-30s to mid-40s) Charlie, male

HISTORY PROFESSOR – (early 60s) Harold, male

MYSTERY NOVELIST – (early 60s) Georgette, female

MARJORY– (mid-20s) Female

YOUNG MAN– (early 20s) Robert, male

YOUNG WOMAN – (early 20s) Florence, female

FRIEND – (early 20s) Female

EMT 1

EMT 2

LIBRARIAN– (mid-30s to mid-40s) Renee, female

WAITRESS – (early 30s to mid-40s) Jen, female

PERFUME MAKER – (early 30s to mid-40s) Martin, male

POLICEMAN – (early 30s to mid-40s) Pete, male

FLORIST –(mid-30s to mid-40s) Heather, female


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Cast Attributes

  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

Doubling for 5

Gravedigger / Young Man / Policeman

Hardware Store Owner / Perfume Maker / History Professor / EMT 1

Mystery Novelist / Librarian / Florist / Friend / EMT 2

Young Woman / Waitress / Marjory

Doubling for 7

Gravedigger / Young Man

Hardware Store Owner / Policeman

Librarian / Waitress / Friend

History Professor / Perfume Maker / EMT 1

Mystery Novelist / Florist / EMT 2

Marjory / Young Woman

Doubling for 5

Gravedigger / Young Man / Policeman
Hardware Store Owner / Perfume Maker / History Professor / EMT 1
Mystery Novelist / Librarian / Florist / Friend / EMT 2
Young Woman / Waitress / Marjory
Doubling for 7
Gravedigger / Young Man
Hardware Store Owner / Policeman
Librarian / Waitress / Friend
History Professor / Perfume Maker / EMT 1
Mystery Novelist / Florist / EMT 2
Marjory / Young Woman

Doubling for 5Gravedigger / Young Man / PolicemanHardware Store Owner / Perfume Maker / History Professor / EMT 1Mystery Novelist / Librarian / Florist / Friend / EMT 2Young Woman / Waitress / MarjoryDoubling for 7Gravedigger / Young ManHardware Store Owner / PolicemanLibrarian / Waitress / FriendHistory Professor / Perfume Maker / EMT 1Mystery Novelist / Florist / EMT 2Marjory / Young WomanDoubling for 5

Gravedigger / Young Man / Policeman
Hardware Store Owner / Perfume Maker / History Professor / EMT 1
Mystery Novelist / Librarian / Florist / Friend / EMT 2
Young Woman / Waitress / Marjory
Doubling for 7
Gravedigger / Young Man
Hardware Store Owner / Policeman
Librarian / Waitress / Friend
History Professor / Perfume Maker / EMT 1
Mystery Novelist / Florist / EMT 2
Marjory / Young Woman

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Authors

Adam Szymkowicz

ADAM SZYMKOWICZ’s plays have been produced throughout the U.S., and in Canada, England, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Turkey, South Korea, Thailand, Slovenia and Lithuania. His work has been presented or developed at such places as Portland Center Stage, MCC Theater, Ars Nova, Sout ...

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Kodachrome premiered at Portland Center Stage in Portland, OR in February 2018 under the direction of Rose Riordan.

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