Grass

by  Geoff Palmer

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 1f

John "Cabbie" Franklin, a struggling young painter, returns home from college - for dubious reasons. Artistic success has not come as easily or as immediately as he hoped, and he now regards himself as a failure. Cabbie explores the origins of inspiration and the measurement of success with the delightful members of his 'normal' family. He discovers, while working through his self-doubts, that happiness and tragedy are not always found where we expect them. A moving and insightful play.

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John "Cabbie" Franklin, a struggling young painter, returns home from college - for dubious reasons. Artistic success has not come as easily or as immediately as he hoped, and he now regards himself as a failure. Cabbie explores the origins of inspiration and the measurement of success with the delightful members of his 'normal' family. He discovers, while working through his self-doubts, that happiness and tragedy are not always found where we expect them. A moving and insightful play.
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  • Setting: The set is the back yard of an upper middle class suburban house. 

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4m, 1f

JOHN FRANKLIN - Fifties, a successful businessmanAMELIA FRANKLIN - His wife, sweet, living in her own realityLAWRENCE FRANKLIN - The oldest son, twenty-eight, in bankingJohn “CABBIE” FRANKLIN - Middle son, twenty-five, a painter, the black sheepSCOTT FRANKLIN - Youngest son, twenty-three, a businessman

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Geoff Palmer

Geoff Palmer

GRASS was first performed at Northeastern University and produced by Janet Bobcean (Chair, Theatre Department) in Boston on December 2nd, 2004.  It was directed by Geoff Palmer; set design by Sean Morris; lighting design by Mark Catalano, costume design by Kat Blanchard; sound design by Geoff Palmer and Amber Lea Kincaid;  the painting was designed by Geoff Palmer; the Assistant Stage Manager was Tracie Murphy; the Stage Manager was Mollie MacKenzie.

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