Regrets and Recriminations

By Alan E. Richards | Playwright
Genre Drama/Comedy
Type Play
Subgenre No Sub Genre
Time Period Present-Future
Male Actors 5
Female Actors 5
Undefined Actors 0
Length Full Length
Set Complexity basic

Summary

Violet and her daughter Keira are spending the weekend with Violet’s older sister Rose, the operator of a boarding house. They have come together to celebrate two birthdays – Rose’s seventieth and Keira’s thirty-fourth. But the celebratory mood is soon shattered by the announcement of Keira’s unplanned pregnancy and her decision to abort. Violet has always been a passionate pro-life advocate and her daughter’s decision to abort has devastated her. Rose, unbeknownst to her niece, was once herself a pregnant, single woman who wrestled with the abortion option and is therefore sympathetic to her niece’s plight. As the three women debate and argue over the abortion issue, some long-kept family secrets are revealed that could impact Keira’s decision. While the abortion storyline unfolds, the comedic sub-stories of Rose’s boarders add several humorous overlays. These sub-stories involve murder, suicide, the sale of illegal drugs, political protest bombings, and a hallucinate induced conversation with God.

Characters

police officer

Gender male
Age 30 - 50 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality

Description minor part

maria

Gender male
Age 25 - 30 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality

Description minor part-Jesus' girl friend

Jesus

Gender male
Age 20 - 25 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Hispanic or Latino
Body Type Any
Personality

Description student who assumes persona of Christ

Janice

Gender male
Age 40 - 50 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Caucasian
Body Type Any
Personality

Description radical/anarchist

Joe

Gender male
Age 25 - 35 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Caucasian
Body Type Any
Personality

Description Kiera's boyfriend/immature

Kiera

Gender female
Age 30 - 40 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Caucasian
Body Type Any
Personality

Description attractive/pregnant/confused

Walter

Gender male
Age 70 - 80 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Caucasian
Body Type Any
Personality

Description former professor of history/looking for answers to salvation

Violet

Gender female
Age 65 - 75 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Caucasian
Body Type Petite
Personality

Description mother of Kiera/strong and intelligent

Rose

Gender female
Age 65 - 75 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Caucasian
Body Type Petite
Personality

Description free spirit/aunt of Kiera

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