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A drama with humor
by Bob Clyman
Where do you draw the line between genetics and the desire of every parent to give his or her child the best possible start? If the answer seems pretty simple, just ask Gwen, Allie and Tom, three parents whose children were conceived at a prestigious fertilization program, specializing in donors with IQ’s over 180. It is now five years later, and the parents of these exceptional children are discovering that the answer is anything but simple.
‘sweet and funny, brilliant and incisive’ – DC Theatre Scene
“The Exceptionals creates excitement and suspense around the most basic parenting questions … What makes this play “exceptional’’ is Clyman’s ability to create a fairly humorous setup, and then ratchet up the tension to transform a simple story into a high-stakes drama … taut writing, which plays into assumptions even as he overturns them.- Boston Globe
Gwen, stage age mid 30’s; a mother; quick, brittle, anxious and high-strung.
Allie, stage age early to mid 30’s; a mother; feisty, irreverent, subversive
Tom, stage age 30’s; Allie’s husband; gregarious, seemingly confident but
sensitive to slights
Claire, stage age 40’s; extremely bright, enigmatic, strategic
Audition: April 17 & 18, 2017 7-9pm
at The Broadway United Methodist Church, 609 E. 29th St, Indianapolis 46205
Show dates: June 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25, 2017
Rated PG-13 for adult language and themes.
Perusal copies of the script is available at the Glendale branch Information Desk and Central Library Arts Division Info Desk of the Indianapolis Public Library.
For additional show information, or for information on being a production volunteer, contact John Kastner at 317-750-6454.
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