Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

by: Richard Alfieri

by: Richard Alfieri

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Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

by: Richard Alfieri

by: Richard Alfieri

Overview

This extremely popular two-character comedy/drama has enjoyed tremendous success both nationally and internationally since it premiered with Uta Hagen and David Hyde Pierce. 

Lily, an aging but formidable retiree, hires Michael, an acerbic dance instructor, to give her dance lessons in her condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.  Antagonism between a gay man and the wife of a Southern Baptist minister gives way to profound compatibility as they swing dance, tango, foxtrot, and cha-cha while sharing barbs and intimacies along with the dance steps.  During the sixth lesson, Lily reveals a closely guarded secret -- she is terminally ill -- and Michael shares his greatest gifts -- loyalty and compassion.  As Michael takes Lily in his arms on their final meeting, they both transcend fear and mortality while the sun sets on their last dance.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Cast Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Richard Alfieri

Richard Alfieri was born in Florida, graduated from Yale University, and began his professional career in New York. He wrote the feature film Echoes and the novel Ricardo - Diary of a Matinee Idol. He produced the feature film Rescue Me and executive-produced the NBC film False Witness. He wrote the film adaptation of ...

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