EARLY LIBERTY – TWO ACT DRAMA PLAYS
“Life is about paying attention to the right things,” but what happens when the people and places you consider safe aren’t? What is “safe” and who spells “Home”?
When Mark Haywood follows the beacon into Lighthouse Cove nothing is what it seems. But if Mark’s world is falling apart—despite increasingly-frantic efforts to keep it together, then the hotel proprietor and his family need a special kind of rescue from each other. Just what will it take for Selma to grow up and for Mark to wake up? Can these dueling opposites save the hotel and find a way to be together? Set in 1985 on the Atlantic shore, Early Liberty explores the limits and boundlessness of love and hope, and the darker side of what it means to dream.
Early Liberty is a play about false fronts and true love, about crossed wires and yardsticks we never measure up to. This dramatic love story is especially relevant now, especially as regards women’s status, and the parallels between the idealized Reagan Era and the “world as it is today” to reveal that “the more things change, the more they stay the same.”
Early Liberty was produced at Texas State University (Lab Theatre) January 31-February 3, 2013.The play has already been workshopped but the author is open to minor changes, authorized in writing. Read more about playwright Rita Anderson
Author: Rita Anderson
Genre: Drama, two-act drama
Type: Full length drama plays
Number of Actors: 4M, 4F
Ages of the actors: All adult, 20s-60s.
Set: An out-of-date hotel in Norfolk with a nautical theme. First day of Spring.
Suitable for: All ages
Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – much of the play is carried by a conversation between two people.
Cost is $10 for this previously produced and best selling play
Copyright January 2012 Rita Anderson and licensed by Off The Wall Play Publishers
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