What They Have

by  Kate Robin

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

Winner! 2003 Princess Grace Award for Playwriting

In What They Have, as in "Six Feet Under," happiness is fleeting and illusory and things are seldom what they seem.

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What They Have

by  Kate Robin

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Princess Grace
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Connie and Jonas are a successful industry couple. Their friends Suzanne, a struggling painter, and Matt, a struggling musician, can't afford to fix the roof. But stay tuned because in this funny, poignant and always truthful new play, lives can change in a heartbeat, and things aren't necessarily what they seem.

In What They Have, as in "Six Feet Under," happiness is fleeting and illusory and things are seldom what they seem. A complex and constantly morphing landscape of dissatisfactions links all four characters. They're motivated by the need for creative fulfillment, money and the ultimate sense of accomplishment: a child. Unrequited dreams – and dreams achieved that turn out to be nightmares – shift the ground under everyone's feet.

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Accolades

  • Winner! 2003 Princess Grace Award for Playwriting

Reviews

REVEIWS 

"A realistic, intelligent, heartfelt and heartbreaking look at two very different couples living in modern Hollywood...Robin's writing is full of lovely little touches." - TheatreMania, Read More 

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Los Angeles 2007 - 2008
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 2f
CONNIE - very late 30s
JONAS - a little older
SUZANNE - very late 30s
MATT - a little younger
DR. COSTIGAN - played by the actor playing Matt
ANESTHESIOLOGIST - played by the actor playing Suzanne
DR. MORSE - played by the actor playing Jonas
GENEVA - played by the actress playing Suzanne
ALLAN KOZAN KATZ - played by the actor playing Matt
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

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Authors

Kate Robin

Kate Robin

What They Have premiered at South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, CA in April 2008 under the direction of Chris Fields.

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