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Remaining in Orbit
by
Scott Gibson


"Hen" Loudin, a self-absorbed middle-aged man has shut himself off from the distractions and annoyances of the outside world, aided by his opinionated assistant Ginnie who runs errands-and interference--on his behalf. One day, Hen's neighbor, the free-spirited Lissie bursts into his life, creating havoc with his well-ordered existence. Exasperated and enchanted by this distraction, Hen begins to recognize his self-imposed limitations and to yearn for something more. At the same time, Ginnie grows jealous of Lissie's influence on Hen. "If you're waiting for him to notice you, you could be waiting a long time," Lissie cautions. "Just remaining in someone's orbit is not enough. Not when it's some-one like Hen." Angered, Ginnie makes a desperate and impulsive move that causes Hen to see both of them in a new light. "Orbit" is a seriocomic examination of co-dependence between three slightly dysfunctional people each seeking a chance at happily-ever-after.

Cast Size: 1M 2W
Running Time: 2hrs
Royalty: $60 per performance


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