Comedy/ 9 Characters, 5 Women, 4 Men (plus 3 recorded voices)/ Full Length, Two Acts
A funny and surprising journey about love, friendships, myths, and a man with one hell of a voice. Sisters Jean and Linda are outwardly happy. However, Jean’s husband, Royal Smith, left her fourteen years ago and she can’t stop thinking about him. Linda has tried to forget him but her life stopped years ago, too, when they had an affair. She lives in fear of Jean’s finding out.
They have a lot of questions. Where did Roy go? Did he really care for them? Who was he? And why did he leave in such a hurry? Their lives change when Anna, a flamboyant actress, comes looking for a man she thinks is a friend of Roy’s.All becomes clear at the Fourth of July parade when they find the answers to a lot of their questions and in the process find themselves again.
“A good romp… a universal theme of love and loss.”
– Laurie Rosenthal, Palisadian Post
“From the casting to the costuming, the audience watched believable characters weaving credible stories that resemble a French farce – as is so often true of our untidy lives. And, not incidentally, the play is very funny!”
– Bonnie Hecht, Palisadian Post
“An enchanting comedy. Has Anybody Here Seen Roy? is a bit of a mystery mixed in with some comedy and a lot of fun slyness.”
– Rose Desena, thelosangelespost.com
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Pacific Palisades, California,
About the Playwright: Diane Grant is an award winning playwright and screenwriter, whose film Too Much Oregano, won the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize.
She was a co-founder of Redlight Theatre, the first professional women’s theatre in Canada. Her plays, which have been produced and published in the US, Canada, and Italy, include Sunday Dinner, (now translated into Farsi, Turkish, Italian, and Mandarin), Nellie! How The Women Won The Vote, Sex and Violence, Has Anybody Here Seen Roy?, Rondo a la Condo, A Dog’s Life(translated into Russian), The Last Of The Daytons, and The Piaggi Suite.
Her musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind In The Willows was produced by Theatre Palisades Youth in 2010..
Will To Win, a documentary on the Southern California Shakespeare Festival, written by Ms. Grant, and produced by filmmaker Kerry Feltham, previewed in Los Angeles and the Folger Shakespeare Library in 2007 and is recommended by the Royal Shakespeare Company of London.
Ms. Grant has performed at the Stratford Festival and the National Arts Centre of Canada. She was Literary Manager of the Los Angeles Write Act Repertory Company, a mentor for the young playwrights’ group HOLA, and a member of Los Angeles Wordsmiths. She’s a member of the Dramatists Guild, The Playwrights Guild of Canada, the International Center for Women Playwrights, blogs for The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative, and is Vice-Chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights.
Has Anybody Here Seen Roy? was first produced at Theatre Palisades in Pacific Palisades, CA in January, 2013.