The Quality of Life

The Quality of Life

by: Jane Anderson

by: Jane Anderson

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The Quality of Life

The Quality of Life

by: Jane Anderson

by: Jane Anderson

Overview

From award-winning writer Jane Anderson (The Baby Dance, Looking for Normal) comes this "magnetic work of theater" (The San Francisco Chronicle) filled with compassion, honesty and humor. Dinah and Bill, a devout, church-going couple from the Midwest are struggling to keep their lives intact after the loss of their daughter. Dinah is compelled to reconnect with her left-leaning cousins in Northern California who're going through their own trials. Jeannette and Neil have lost their home to a wildfire and Neil has cancer. However they seem to have accepted their situation with astounding good humor, living in a yurt on their burn site and celebrating life with hits of pot and glasses of good red wine. Bill and Dinah are both moved and perplexed by their cousins' remarkable equanimity. But their sympathy turns to rage when they find out that Jeannette is planning to take her own life to avoid a life of grief without her beloved Neil.

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

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  • Genre: Not Applicable
  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Cast Attributes: Not Applicable
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson is an Emmy award-winning writer and director for theater, film and television. Plays include: Mother of the Maid, The Baby Dance, Baby Dance: Mixed, Defying Gravity, Looking for Normal, The Quality of Life, The Escort, Lynette at 3AM, Food & Shelter and The Last Time We Saw Her. Her latest play, Mother ...

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