Comedy/ 4 Characters, 1 Woman, 3 Men/ Full Length
Synopsis: Ellen knows the score — her son is gay and her husband is cheating — but it’s so much easier to pretend than to talk about it. It takes fantasy, farce, and one fabulous makeover before the truth flies free, mother and son discover just how much they have in common, and Ellen realizes the reality she’s been avoiding most is her own.
From Buffalo Rising: “Overall, this is a play about relationships. Yes, it’s about coming out, but it’s also about making commitments of any kind. Is marriage a stable environment in which to safely express yourself and be fulfilled? Or is it a ball and chain? Do mother and son both want the same thing out of life? When is it worth fighting to save a relationship and when is it time to go off to Paris to figure all this out.”
“Hoke’s words shine and sparkle.” – Buffalo Theatre Guide
“Donna Hoke is certainly ‘the real deal’ . . . . We’re going to be enjoying her plays well into the future.” – Buffalo Rising
Winner, Emanuel Fried Award for Outstanding New Play
Most of Sons & Lovers Is may be read by clicking on the “Read It Now” button above. To obtain a complete reading copy, contact the playwright at firstname.lastname@example.org
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71 Towhee Court
East Amherst, NY
Playwright’s website: donnahoke.com
Representation: Samara Harris, Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency, email@example.com
International: Tonda Marton, The Marton Agency, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-255-1908
Donna also serves on the Dramatists Guild Council, is an ensemble playwright at Road Less Traveled Productions, blogger, moderator of the 12,000+-member Official Playwrights of Facebook, New York Times-published crossword puzzle constructor; children’s and trivia book author; and founder/co-curator of BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Stories. Speaking engagements include Citywrights, Kenyon Playwrights Conference, the Dramatists Guild National Conference, Chicago Dramatists, the Austin Film Festival, and a live Dramatists Guild webinar. Her commentary has been seen on #2amt, howlround, The Dramatist, the Official Playwrights of Facebook, Workshopping the New Play (Applause, 2017), and at donnahoke.com.
Sons & Lovers was first produced by Buffalo United Artists in Buffalo, NY in September, 2017.