Sunday Dinner by Diane Grant

Diane Grant, Marcia Wallace and Jeff Witzke in Sunday Dinner

Comedy/ 4 characters, 3 Women, 1 Man/ Full Length, Two Acts

Synopsis: A deceptively light comedy with deep currents underneath, in which an only son struggles to free himself from his single mother. An ensemble piece for four actors, including a tour de force part for a middle-aged woman.

Winner of a Dramalogue Award for Best Performance and the Jack Oakie Award for Comedy

“I loved Sunday Dinner . . .and would recommend it to anyone. It’s a fantastic show.”
Thomas Amo — Smiler’s Comedy Playhouse, Stockton, California

“The play was so energetic and funny that we didn’t want it to end! Diane Grant has a magic way with dialogue.”
— Professor May DuBois, Honors Director, West Los Angeles College, California

“Very funny.”
— Arnold Margolin, Producer, The Falcon Theatre, Burbank, California

The first act of Sunday Dinner may be read by clicking on the “Read It Now” button above. To obtain a complete reading copy, please see the Contact Information on this page.

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Diane Grant
16513 Sunset Blvd., #5,
Pacific Palisades, California,
USA 90272
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About the Playwright:┬áDiane 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 Toronto’s Redlight Theatre, the first professional women’s theatre in Canada. Her plays, which have been produced and published in the US and Canada, include Nellie! How The Women Won The Vote, Sunday Dinner, Sex and Violence, The Piaggi Suite, Has Anybody Here Seen Roy?, A Dog’s Life, and The Last Of The Daytons, a semi-finalist for the 2007 National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

Sunday Dinner was first produced at The Complex in Hollywood, California in April, 1997