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  • 1.  Help!

    Posted 08-14-2019 15:09
    Last spring I read a script that I liked. Unfortunately, I didn't write down the name (thinking I would remember it). I cannot remember it or find it. If I give a brief synopsis, maybe someone will recognize it and tell me the name:
    There are only two characters, a grandfather and his granddaughter. She has always come to stay with the grandfather and the grandmother for the summer. When the grandmother dies, he is reluctant to tell her (because she is so young), so he tells his granddaughter that the grandmother has run off with the circus. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THAT PLAY?? Thanks in advance.

    Mark Dobbs
    Fairview High School
    12 English, 12 AP English, Theatre
    "Cultivating Growth in Every Student"

  • 2.  RE: Help!

    Posted 08-15-2019 00:34
    I don't know! But this question reminds me of the wonderful requests in the comments section of this article, "Finding a Book When You've Forgotten Its Title."

    Arden Thomas
    Sequoyah High School
    Pasadena CA

  • 3.  RE: Help!

    Posted 08-15-2019 11:28
    It sure sounds like Walking the Tightrope, which is a beautiful play. Saw it here in LA produced by 24th Street Theatre.


    Jonathan Dorf
    Playwright/ Co-founder of YouthPLAYS/ Co-chair of The Alliance Of Los Angeles Playwrights
    Los Angeles CA

  • 4.  RE: Help!

    Posted 08-15-2019 16:44
    Is this a full-length play or a one-act?

    Craig Caven
    Porterville High School
    Porterville CA

  • 5.  RE: Help!

    Posted 08-15-2019 20:26
    It's a full length. It's called Walking the Tightrope. Someone recognized it

    Sent from my iPhone

  • 6.  RE: Help!

    Posted 08-19-2019 06:32
    Shoot.  Anybody else hoping it turned out to be M. Night Shyamalan's THE VISIT?  That would have been a nice twist.

    Stephen Benjamin
    Director of Theatre Arts
    Garfield Heights OH