Butterfly Kisses – Drama about a Family Pushed to the Edge

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Lisa and Michael are in a bad place in this drama about a family pushed to the edge. Overrun by debt, caused by Michael’s gambling addiction, Lisa has started working for Paulo. Michael’s boss at the pig farm where he works. Paulo has a small cocaine business, using the pig farm as a front and Lisa is acting as the local mule. In return for doing this, he has promised to halve their debt to him. But because they are paying him so much every month, they have fallen behind on their payments for everything else. They’re in trouble.

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drama about a family pushed to the edge

BUTTERFLY KISSES – DRAMA ABOUT A FAMILY PUSHED TO THE EDGE

Lisa and Michael are in a bad place in this drama about a family pushed to the edge. Overrun by debt, caused by Michael’s gambling addiction, Lisa has started working for Paulo. Michael’s boss at the pig farm where he works. Paulo has a small cocaine business, using the pig farm as a front and Lisa is acting as the local mule. In return for doing this, he has promised to halve their debt to him. But because they are paying him so much every month, they have fallen behind on their payments for everything else. They’re in trouble.

Lisa’s best friend, Sarah, a reporter for the local television station is trying to help them. She even offers to get them a loan in her name. But it isn’t enough. The only one who doesn’t seem to be affected by everything is seven year old Katey, Michael and Lisa’s daughter, who continues to do well at school and seems to be, for all intents and purposes, a happy child. But then one day, she disappears …

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Author: Ashley Nader

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama about a family pushed to the edge

Length: Thirty minutes

Cast: 2M 2F

Ages of the actors: All adult, late thirties, early forties

Suitable for: Adults only

Set: Three sets: Office at the TV station, Katie’s Bedroom, The Featherman’s Lounge/Kitchen

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – the actors should be able to protray deep dark emotions without overacting

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DRAMA ABOUT A FAMILY PUSHED TO THE EDGE

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