Comedy-Drama/ 4 Characters, 2 men, 2 women/ Full Length, Two Acts
Synopsis: Kevin Tenner is the toast of James Cook U. He’s just won a prestigious $75,000 award. The President, a former musical theatre performer, wants to honour him at a gala dinner. But when he meets Leila, a promising science major with $30,000 in student debt, and decides to use some of his money to help her, Prof. Tenner begins to get schooled himself.
Rumors spread about his motives and his relationship with Leila. The problem for Kevin — they aren’t entirely unfounded. Run in Fields is a funny and emotionally complex play about higher education, lower impulses, and lessons that can’t be learned in a classroom.
Amateur and professional rights:
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Playwright’s website: FrankMoher.com
About the Playwright: Frank Moher’s plays have been produced internationally, at theatres including South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, Calif.), Detroit Repertory Theatre, Round House Theatre (Silver Spring, Maryland), the Canadian Stage Company (Toronto), the Wellington Repertory Theatre (Wellington, New Zealand), Workshop West Theatre (Edmonton, Alta.), the Asolo Theater (Sarasota, Fla.), Alberta Theatre Projects (Calgary), Dodona Theatre (Prishtina, Kosova), The Mingei Theatre (Tokyo), and OmaDa Theatre (Athens, Greece). He has won a Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award for Writing (for Odd Jobs), the Edmonton Sterling Award for Outstanding New Play (for both The Third Ascent and Prairie Report,), and is published by both ProPlay and the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Frank has taught at the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta (where he was a Distinguished Visiting Artist), and is currently an instructor in scriptwriting and journalism at Vancouver Island University. He has also worked professionally as a literary manager and dramaturg, and written for publications including The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Saturday Night magazine, The Georgia Straight, backofthebook.ca and salon.com.
Run in Fields was first produced by Western Edge Theatre, Nanaimo, BC, in Oct. 2017.
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