FAR NORTH - To Act Human - Phyllis

Goshen, Connecticut

PLAY DESCRIPTION

At a cocktail party, urbane Phyllis speaks into a cell phone camera as she gives advice to a newborn on living a civilized life. But, as the party progresses, her proper veneer begins to crack, revealing a secret long ago buried in the Far North.

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Present                                 

Situation: Phyllis' proper veneer begins to crack when she reveals a secret about one of her children -- and how it has forever changed her marriage.

Subject Matter: Miscarriage, Grief, Domestic Violence, Family, Patriarchy

Note from Playwright: I wrote this play inspired by several true stories. Though Phyllis may seem at first to have led her life in denial, given her time and place she has survived the only way she's known how. This is probably the first time she has ever talked about these experiences.

Supplemental Information: The complete short play FAR NORTH is available to read on MonologueBank.

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  • Source
    Ten-Minute Play, One-Act Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 50-60, Adult 60-70, Adult 70+
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    White, Universal
  • Genre
    Drama, Solo Play
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    Jewish, White
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