Relationtrip

by  Sharyn Rothstein

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

"Humorous and heartfelt." - NewTheatreCorps.Com

Carrie, an intelligent young professional in her 20s, and her sister Julie, a party-girl with a hangover, board a train bound for a cousin's wedding with Carrie's charismatic boyfriend of over two years, Eric. Winner of the 2006 of the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Carrie, an intelligent young professional in her 20s, and her sister Julie, a party-girl with a hangover, board a train bound for a cousin's wedding with Carrie's charismatic boyfriend of over two years, Eric. The train has just left the station when their cousin's friend from college, an attractive young man named Owen, introduces himself and, at Julie's coy insistence, joins the group. Good-natured flirtations and easy-going conversation about marriage, love and relationships turn more personal and increasingly more intense as Carrie and Eric discover that each has a very different concept of commitment... and Julie and Owen discover they both enjoy Italian food. By the trip's end, one romance has ended and another has begun in this very funny and deeply touching story about romantic expectations among members of a generation all too familiar with the emotional costs of living with divorce. Published in
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Accolades

  • Winner! The 2006 of Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival.

Reviews

"Humorous and heartfelt." - NewTheatreCorps.Com

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A train going to Carrie and Julie’s cousin’s wedding.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 2f
ERIC; twenties, Carrie’s boyfriend
CARRIE: twenties, Eric’s girlfriend
JULIE: Carrie’s sister
OWEN: twenties
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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Authors

Sharyn Rothstein

Sharyn Rothstein's plays include All The Days and The Invested, Queen Bee (Ars Nova Out Loud reading), March (workshopped at the Bay Area Playwright's Festival and a finalist for the Yale Drama Series Competition), Camp Monster (Williamstown Theatre Festival ...

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RelationTrip was first produced by The Vital Theatre Company in March, 2006.

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