Lighting Up Time

by  Peter Yeldham, Martin Worth

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

This humorous, touching play concerns two couples' different ways of staying married. Ben is unhappy with his job and lifestyle and he smokes heavily. Erica makes him "give up", gets him promoted and generally organizes his life to suit her. He becomes incensed when he discovers her interference an…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

This humorous, touching play concerns two couples' different ways of staying married. Ben is unhappy with his job and lifestyle and he smokes heavily. Erica makes him "give up", gets him promoted and generally organizes his life to suit her. He becomes incensed when he discovers her interference and sleeps with Lucy to prove his independence. Erica comes home to find Lucy in her bed and threatens to leave with Lucy's husband, Michael. Lucy always turns a blind eye to Michael's infidelity and when Ben asks her to bring their affair into the open she discovers she hasn't got the courage to change. When Ben discovers that Erica is, after all, prepared to change her ways for his sake, admit her faults and he finds a new strength which enables him to fulfill himself - without cigarettes!
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 2f
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Authors

Peter Yeldham

Peter Yeldham's extensive writing career began with short stories, radio scripts and a column for a weekly magazine. He spent twenty years in England, becoming a leading screenwriter for films and television, and also wrote plays for the theatre, including the highly successful comedies Birds on the Wing and Fringe Ben ...

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Martin Worth

Martin Worth

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