American Modern

Genre Drama
Playwright Joanna McClelland Glass
Other Credits
Type One Act
Status Available (?This work is currently available for application in Australia and New Zealand subject to our standard Terms of Use.)
Setting/Staging Simple Interior

Short Synopsis

Pat and Mike, an urban couple, find themselves ever more out of touch with the world in which they must live, and with ever less to hold onto and believe in. He toys with the prospect of suicide, and she with the notion of madness, as they reminisce about the events, large and small, that have brought them to where they are. Their conversation grows ever more bizarre—and revealing—as they seek to "fill the empty spaces," and to fight back, to survive, against the meaninglessness that threatens to devour them.

A highly imaginative, "free-form" evocation of the numbing isolation which besets a couple as they struggle to adjust to the terrors of urban life. Successfully presented by two of Off-Broadway's leading theatre groups as a companion piece to Canadian Gothic. "She has a reassuring facility with language and a splendid command of her material." —San Francisco Examiner. "…a sharp atmosphere of razor-like wit and quick paced repartee." —Montreal Star.     

Casting Information

Total: 2
Male: 1
Female: 1

Rates and Fees

Royalty Fees

Fee: A$80.00 per performance

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