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Kin

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  2f

Max Dickins

Two estranged sisters meet after twenty years. In a remote cottage over a single night they bury the hatchet. As their dying father lies in the room next door they’re forced to confront who they were and who they’ve become. When the only person they have left in common disappears, is their relationship worth saving?

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f
  • Duration
    Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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  • Minimum Fee: £39 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Summary

‘I’m so sick of hearing about family. Of feeling guilty for not enjoying family. Or being pressured into joining a standing ovation for a show I didn’t particularly care for in the first place.’
Two estranged sisters meet after twenty years. In a remote cottage over a single night they bury the hatchet. As their dying father lies in the room next door they’re forced to confront who they were and who they’ve become. When the only person they have left in common disappears, is their relationship worth saving?
Written by Max Dickins (The Man on the Moor and The Trunk), this darkly comic tale examines how a sibling can be both your best friend and your worst enemy. And asks the question: how can you forgive the past when you can’t even agree what it looks like?

Cast Attributes
  • All Female
Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Time Period Present Day
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

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