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Carapace

David Mitchell Robinson

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1f, 5m

"The almost agonizing depiction of an alcoholic father's attempt to reconnect with his grown daughter on her birthday, and the most powerful play yet to emerge from the Alliance's annual Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition." - Curt Holman, Creative Loafing

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f, 5m
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
Accolades
Accolades
  • WINNER! 2010-2011 Alliance/Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Award
Description
Jeff is a Minneapolis sports anchor who hasn't had a drink in years - not a drop. When he hears that his 23 year-old daughter Margo's stutter has caused her to stop speaking altogether, he heads out into the bracing winter night to bring her a gift for her birthday. All he needs to do is find an all-night pet store. And convince someone to tell him where Margo lives. And maybe stop for a drink. Just one...

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  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1f, 5m
Cast Attributes
JEFF - a sports anchor, mid-50s
MARGO - Jeff’s daughter, 23
TED - Jeff’s friend, early 50s
KYLE - a pet store employee
PIZZA GUY - mid-20s
PETER - Jeff’s ex-brother-in-law, late 30s
BRIAN - Margo’s boyfriend, mid-20s
WAITER - mid-20s

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"The almost agonizing depiction of an alcoholic father's attempt to reconnect with his grown daughter on her birthday, and the most powerful play yet to emerge from the Alliance's annual Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition." - Curt Holman, Creative Loafing

"Under the astute direction of Tony-winning actress Judith Ivey, the tension and sense of dread is palpable." - Bert Osborne, Atlanta Journal Constitution

"This play is close to miraculous in every conceivable way... A cautionary story of the folly of willfulness that has the earmarks of true tragedy... This short, powerful play is an almost perfect work of art... If you care about fine theatre, go see it." - Manning Harris, Atlanta In-Town Paper

"A sharp, often incredibly funny drama wise to the damage that families can contain." - Felicia Foster, Arts Critical ATL

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