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Kodachrome

Full-Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3w, 2m

A play about love, nostalgia, the seasons and how we learn to say goodbye.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3w, 2m
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Fables/Folktales, Romantic Comedy
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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Summary

Welcome to Colchester, a small town where everybody knows each other and the pace of life allows the pursuit of love to take up as much space as it needs. Our tour guide is Suzanne, the town photographer, who lets us peek into her neighbors’ lives to catch glimpses of romance in all its stages of development. A play about love, nostalgia, the seasons and how we learn to say goodbye.

History

Kodachrome premiered at Portland Center Stage in Portland, OR in February 2018 under the direction of Rose Riordan.

5-16 total: 2m, 3f up to 6m, 8f, 2 gender neutral

Actors can be any race

PHOTOGRAPHER – (mid-30s to mid-40s) Suzanne, female

GRAVEDIGGER – (mid-30s to mid-40s) Earl, male

HARDWARE STORE OWNER– (mid-30s to mid-40s) Charlie, male

HISTORY PROFESSOR – (early 60s) Harold, male

MYSTERY NOVELIST – (early 60s) Georgette, female

MARJORY– (mid-20s) Female

YOUNG MAN– (early 20s) Robert, male

YOUNG WOMAN – (early 20s) Florence, female

FRIEND – (early 20s) Female

EMT 1

EMT 2

LIBRARIAN– (mid-30s to mid-40s) Renee, female

WAITRESS – (early 30s to mid-40s) Jen, female

PERFUME MAKER – (early 30s to mid-40s) Martin, male

POLICEMAN – (early 30s to mid-40s) Pete, male

FLORIST –(mid-30s to mid-40s) Heather, female



Doubling for 5

Gravedigger / Young Man / Policeman

Hardware Store Owner / Perfume Maker / History Professor / EMT 1

Mystery Novelist / Librarian / Florist / Friend / EMT 2

Young Woman / Waitress / Marjory

Doubling for 7

Gravedigger / Young Man

Hardware Store Owner / Policeman

Librarian / Waitress / Friend

History Professor / Perfume Maker / EMT 1

Mystery Novelist / Florist / EMT 2

Marjory / Young Woman

Doubling for 5

Gravedigger / Young Man / Policeman
Hardware Store Owner / Perfume Maker / History Professor / EMT 1
Mystery Novelist / Librarian / Florist / Friend / EMT 2
Young Woman / Waitress / Marjory
Doubling for 7
Gravedigger / Young Man
Hardware Store Owner / Policeman
Librarian / Waitress / Friend
History Professor / Perfume Maker / EMT 1
Mystery Novelist / Florist / EMT 2
Marjory / Young Woman

Doubling for 5Gravedigger / Young Man / PolicemanHardware Store Owner / Perfume Maker / History Professor / EMT 1Mystery Novelist / Librarian / Florist / Friend / EMT 2Young Woman / Waitress / MarjoryDoubling for 7Gravedigger / Young ManHardware Store Owner / PolicemanLibrarian / Waitress / FriendHistory Professor / Perfume Maker / EMT 1Mystery Novelist / Florist / EMT 2Marjory / Young WomanDoubling for 5

Gravedigger / Young Man / Policeman
Hardware Store Owner / Perfume Maker / History Professor / EMT 1
Mystery Novelist / Librarian / Florist / Friend / EMT 2
Young Woman / Waitress / Marjory
Doubling for 7
Gravedigger / Young Man
Hardware Store Owner / Policeman
Librarian / Waitress / Friend
History Professor / Perfume Maker / EMT 1
Mystery Novelist / Florist / EMT 2
Marjory / Young Woman
  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day
  • Setting Colchester, Connecticut: a small rural New England town
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 90 minutes

Media

"It's tender and poignant and awkward and funny all at the same time - you know, just like life." Broadway World

"Kodachrome" is somewhere between an ensemble love story, a mischievous comedy and a supernatural dream. Willamette Week

“This breezy new play by Adam Szymkowicz, receiving its world premiere production at Portland Center Stage under the direction of Rose Riordan, is warm and cheerful but clear-eyed about the impermanence of love.”  The Oregonian

“Overall, I highly recommend KODACHROME. You'll leave Colchester with a newfound determination to stop putting off whatever it is you've been putting off and, in the words of Harold Hill, "make today worth remembering." Broadway World

"The play intermixes moments of gut-wrenching sadness with lighthearted humor, all while forcing the audience to pause and confront each emotion with the click of a shutter.” The Portland Mercury

“This is a beautiful play–understated, tricky, often humorous, and universal. It’s a story about ordinary people going about their lives.”  Judy Nedry

ON BREAKING CHARACTER

My Town: Adam Szymkowicz on Kodachrome
by Adam Szymkowic
August 7, 2019

Videos

  • Kodachrome Trailer - Portland Center Stage youtube thumbnail

    Kodachrome Trailer - Portland Center Stage

  • Kodachrome Preview - UWSP youtube thumbnail

    Kodachrome Preview - UWSP

Licensing & Materials

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Authors

Adam Szymkowicz

Adam Szymkowicz's plays have been produced throughout the U.S., and in Canada, England, Wales, The Isle of Man, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Turkey, Switzerland, South Korea, Thailand, Sweden, Austria, Slovenia and Lithuania. His work has ...

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