The Open Road

by  Brad Slaight

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 1f

Mixes contemporary and classic language, as a young man is so inspired by poet Walt Whitman that he decides to impersonate him, much to the dismay of his parents. This play was chosen by the University of Scranton for their freshman orientation. …

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The Open Road

by  Brad Slaight

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Mixes contemporary and classic language, as a young man is so inspired by poet
Walt Whitman that he decides to impersonate him, much to the dismay of his
parents. This play was chosen by the University of Scranton for their freshman
orientation.
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Reviews

"This play was chosen by the University of Scranton for their freshman orientation. All incoming freshman were given a copy.

"'The Open Road' is a great play. It brings across a very good point to cherish your children and take time out for them because they grow up fast."" - The
Skyliner, North Greenville College

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A modern living room in suburbia.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m, 1f
THE CAST: (1f, 2m)

The Mother - Amanda Sommers.........40's

The Father - Jack Sommers...............40's

The Son - Allen Sommers.............17


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Cast Attributes

  • Not Applicable

Casting Notes

The mother and father can be, and are most often, played by high school actors.

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Authors

Brad Slaight

Brad Slaight grew up in a Cedar Springs, Michigan, which is known for its annual Red Flannel Festival. Discovering his acting roots early his first stage role was Christopher Robin at the Kent Theater. After graduation he attended Grand Rapids Junior College for one year followed by three years at Central Michigan Univ ...

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