Join this hilarious family in four scenes as they struggle to endure being stuck at home – together! Why is the WiFi out, and will their old-school solutions work when all the needed cords are missing from the junk drawer? Will the family secure two-ply rolls of toilet paper in trade negotiations with Grandma? Wait… what has each of them been using? What foods (or beverages!) are critical enough to make a special run to the grocery store? And really, who is strong enough to endure more than one Dad joke?
Each scene has four stock characters: Dad, Mom, Son, and Daughter. Feel free to have four actors play all of the roles or expand the cast to eight, twelve, or sixteen. This show is perfect in uncertain times providing both laugh-out-loud humor as well as flexibility in staging, either performed and viewed online or traditionally staged and then viewed online. About 30 minutes.
* To order: Under “BUY NOW” select Digital Download and then select 1 Printmaster Copy. This allows you to distribute copies to your cast and crew. One performance is included. Additional performances are $30.
Thank you for producing my play. During these times of social distancing and sheltering in place it has become necessary to think outside the box and so this play is intended to be presented using an online meeting platform like “Zoom.” With the way technology is always changing, I use “Zoom” in this script the way we call facial tissue Kleenex or hook and loop fasteners Velcro. Feel free to use whatever technology is available to you. Feel free to put this play on even when we are no longer sheltering in place since this is a shared experience that we will not soon forget. I also wrote this play so that it could easily be performed on stage once we are finally able to return to the theater! (Personally, I can’t wait to return to Broadway to enjoy a live show or two...or three...or four.)
Each scene has four stock characters: Dad, Mom, Son, and Daughter. Feel free to have four actors play all of the roles or expand the cast to eight, twelve, or sixteen by choosing four actors for Dad, four for Mom, and so on. Costumes are simple “street clothes” and so I would recommend just labeling the actors’ shirts with DAD, MOM, SON, and DAUGHTER using those “Hello My Name Is…” stickers but only if you use more than four actors.
The last scene is very important to me, so please don't skip it. While there is humor in tragedy, I also struggled with writing this piece because, like most people out there, this pandemic has personally affected me, my community, and the ones I love and care about. I had to find the humor in it for my own peace of mind, and I hope the spirit of my intentions come through and that we will all continue to support one another, not only during Covid-19, but in years to come.
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