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Your Price: $16.95 CDN
Author: Douglas Gower
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 46
Pub. Date: 1983
ISBN-10: 0822202646
ISBN-13: 9780822202646

About the Play:

Daddies is a full-length drama by Douglas Gower. First presented at the famed Actors Theatre of Louisville and then produced Off-Off-Broadway in New York City. A vividly drawn encounter between a step-father and a natural father who both assert their legitimate claims to the love and loyalty of two small children.

The entire action of the play takes place in a modest living room on Christmas Eve. George, who has served as husband and father to a woman and her two small children for the past year, awaits the arrival of Carl. Carl is the real husband and father. He is also a member of a religious sect called The World Family Church. When Carl arrives, George is torn between ridiculing him as a harmless crackpot, and fearing him as a very real threat to his role as father. Carl, on the other hand, is concerned with the spiritual welfare of his children. The resulting confrontation is at times funny, at times heartbreaking; and ultimately, the plight of George, a man desperate for love and normality in a broken world, is deeply affecting. A play that addresses the changing nature of the family in our society.

Daddies premiered at the 1977-78 Humana Festival.

Cast: 2 men

About the Playwright:

Douglas Gower is an American playwright and screenwriter.