by Arthur M. Jolly
Dalia Vosylius and Marley McClean in the April 2010 premiere, directed by Danielle Ozymandias at Pacific Resident Theatre, Los Angeles. Photo Credit: Alex May
In Arthur M. Jolly’s fellowship winning play Past Curfew, the dysfunctional relationship between a single mother and her teenage daughter erupts on the night 17 year-old Kirstie sneaks home late after a disastrous first date, and is caught by her mother, Sarah. During the course of one night, years of bitter conflicts gradually erupt as Sarah and Kirstie finally confront the unspoken issues between them through a vicious series of head games, where lies are buried under lies, and the truth is brought out only as the ultimate weapon. The arrival of Kirstie’s would-be boyfriend Michael only compounds the issues – but as dawn approaches, all the lies are stripped away; the core of their relationship is finally exposed – and can be rebuilt. Arthur M. Jolly -an academy recognized screen-writer and award winning playwright -explores some of his darkest territory yet in this harrowing drama.
Cast Size: 1M 2W
Running Time: 90 minutes
Royalty: $60 per performance
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