The Johnsons & The Thompsons

The Johnsons & The Thompsons
by Howard Altmann

Productions (3)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m (4-6 actors possible: 2-3 f, 2-3 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Two living spaces with an iron circular staircase as part of both.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-689-3

The Johnsons & The Thompsons
by Howard Altmann

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Productions (3)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m (4-6 actors possible: 2-3 f, 2-3 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Two living spaces with an iron circular staircase as part of both.

With a briefcase filled with children's books, Professor John Jr. Johnson arrives unexpectedly after a long absence to his parents' home, demanding his room back. As the repressed environment of the Johnson home is uncorked, tensions come to a head in the urban apartment of Tessa Thompson, whose parents have lost their home and are trying to claim their daughter's apartment as their own. Alternating between these two opposite and comedic worlds, The Johnsons & The Thompsons converges on the axis of alienation and primal need.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

With a briefcase filled with children's books, Professor John Jr. Johnson arrives unexpectedly after a long absence to his parents' home, demanding his room back. As the repressed environment of the Johnson home is uncorked, tensions come to a head in the urban apartment of Tessa Thompson, whose parents have lost their home and are trying to claim their daughter's apartment as their own. Alternating between these two opposite and comedic worlds, The Johnsons & The Thompsons converges on the axis of alienation and primal need.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m (4-6 actors possible: 2-3 f, 2-3 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Two living spaces with an iron circular staircase as part of both.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-689-3

Published Reviews

"In the tradition of Edward Albee's The American Dream, this funny, absurd and evocative play takes the American family, and likely the audience, to task. Altmann's language is at once musical and sharp, making for a searing investigation of our insatiable lust for comfort, illuminating what never seems to dim."

Pam MacKinnon, director

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JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
New York Theatre Workshop (reading)
New York, NY United States
New York Theatre Workshop (reading) New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Vineyard Theatre (reading)
New York, NY United States
Vineyard Theatre (reading) New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
The Drama Department (reading)
New York, NY United States
The Drama Department (reading) New York, NY United States
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