Carnival Kids (Paperback)

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Full Length Play (90 minutes)
Dramatic Comedy

3m, 2f

A New York Times Critics' Pick

When an aimless former rock musician finds himself broke with nowhere to go, he’s forced to move in with his son in his cramped New York City apartment. As they try to forge a new existence together, an unusual money-making scheme further complicates their lives and loves. A dramedy about the people we choose to let in, and the parts of ourselves we refuse to live with.

Role(s) for Asian Actor(s), Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Multicultural casting
DALE - 50s. Texan.
MARK - 20s. Asian-American.
ECKLAND - mid-20s. He means well.
MARISA - 20s.
KALINA - late 20s/early 30s. Syrian.

Praise For…

"Critics' Pick. Surprising and very funny..." - The New York Times 

" is undoubtedly a great show. Its blend of witty dialogue and authentic-feeling drama makes it a thoroughly engrossing work from beginning to end with the type of snappy dialogue and action-rich scenes that entice those who do not normally enjoy theater." - Theatre Is Easy

"Kavner’s hilarious play is a love song to slightly immoral and totally irresponsible losers, and it works." - The New Yorker 

"...a haunting and layered work…There’s an atomic nature to the play; it’s a particle chamber with collisions and scary potentials… Well done, Mr. Kavner." - Stage Buddy

"Offers a compelling snapshot of five people whose lives intersect via one New York City apartment…Kavner’s play avoids burying the audience in exposition, instead deftly sketching and suggesting lives, past and present… A play rich with repressed and concealed emotions and secrets…a funny and affecting new play." - Culture Catch
Product Details
ISBN: 9780573799990
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2015