Reservations for Two (Shank)

by  Amanda Shank

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 3f

Winner! 2003 Baker's Plays High School Playwrighting Contest

As she approaches a pivotal time in her life, Adeline, a recent college graduate, explores the repercussions of the absence of her father in her life and is forced to confront who truly matters to her.

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Reservations for Two (Shank)

by  Amanda Shank

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Baker's High School Contest,
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

The play begins in the present, with a dinner celebration between Juliet and her daughter, Adeline, who, days before her college graduation, has recently landed her first real-world job. Moving through both past and present, the play reveals Adeline's childhood, including the sudden disappearance of her father, Jerry. By exploring the repercussions of his absence on the events and relationships in Adeline's life, she is forced to decide who truly matters and who is truly needed.

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Accolades

  • Winner! 2003 Baker's Plays High School Playwrighting Contest

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting: The events occur in a restaurant, in Juliet and Adeline's living room, and in the Grandmother's living room.
  • 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

2m, 3f
JULIET - Mid-forties; the mother
ADELINE - Early twenties ; the daughter
GRANDMOTHER - Mid-sixties; the grandmother
JERRY - Late forties; the husband
MATTHEW - Early twenties; the boyfriend
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Amanda Shank

Amanda Shank

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