BIRTHDAY GETAWAY - Telling Off the Grown Sons - Joe

Santa Barbara, California


BIRTHDAY GETAWAY is about Joe, a 67-year-old widower, who has run away to a casino hotel for his birthday, even though he knew his family was planning a party. When his two grown sons come to find out why, they discover Dad needs a lot more for his birthday than a nice pair of pants picked out by one of their wives.


Time: Contemporary                                

Situation: 67-year-old Joe finally lets his sons know what has driven him away from his family on this, his birthday.

Subject Matter: Family, Fathers, Sons, Miscommunication, Misunderstanding, Grief, Loneliness, Confession, Telling It Like It Is, Reconciliation

Note from Playwright: I was inspired by a friend's relationship with his family.

Supplemental Information: The full ten-minute play BIRTHDAY GETAWAY  is available to read on


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