- Winner! New England New Play Competition and Festival.
"Very funny." - Martha's Vineyard Times.
"Humorous and humane." - Greenwich News.
"I can't believe I never heard of this play before ....It's the kind of show where people laugh their heads off, and then shed a few tears." - Cedar Valley (Iowa) Courier
"Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read 'Butterscotch.' I had a lovely afternood going through it." - Donald Sutherland
"I am interested in performing the role of 'Emery' in the television, feature film or stage production." - Ed Asner
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, 1990s
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: Small town in Central Pennsylvania; interior: modest home of widower Emery Baer; exterior: hunting grounds outside of town (stage front will serve as that scene); interior of Butterscotch, the car (two chairs will do)
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
LINCOLN PRICE - 40's, New York restaurant critic
EMERY BAER - mid-70's, a rural, unpretentious senior
ROSE "PENDY" PENDERGRASS - also 70-ish, Emery's loveable neighbor
BOB SILER - about 40, friend of Emery's
MITZI KELLER - 30's, another New Yorker
- Ensemble cast
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
- Parts for Senior Actors
male - mid-seventies
male - mid-forties
male - about forty
female - mid-seventies
female - early thirties
1994: First produced by the Theatre Artists Workshop of Westport, CT.
1996: First New York City production at Pulse Ensemble Theatre.Recent productions: Waterloo (Iowa) Community Playhouse (March 2012); Apple Hill Playhouse, Delmont, PA, May-June 2011; Opera House Theatre, Philipsburg, MT; Summer season 2009, June through September, 22 performances.
Optioned for TV movie with commitments from James Garner and CBS. Productions in New York City, Texas, Montana, California, Louisiana, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Iowa, Pennsylvania.
First place winner of New England New Play Competition sponsored by Vineyard Playhouse on Martha's Vineyard (also production). Production at Pulse Ensemble Theatre, New York City; Westport (CT) Arts Center; Staged readings: Maxwell Anderson Playwrights Series, Greenwich, CT; Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck, NY. Semi-finalist in Clauder Competition (recognized at Hasty Pudding theatre, Cambridge, Mass.).