Children at Play

Children at Play
by Jordan Seavey

Productions (1)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-420-2

Children at Play
by Jordan Seavey

(0)
Productions (1)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Minimal.

It's Morgan's first day at James Joyce Junior High School for Gifted and Talented Students, and she quickly befriends four fellow misfits: Chernobyl survivor Ana, struggling student Jeremy, and childhood friends Lacey and Lancelot. Sure, classes are hard, but they're nothing compared to dysfunctional families, constantly fluctuating sexuality, eating disorders, school violence, nuclear fallout, and -- most dangerous of all -- love. It's five outcasts versus adolescence as the years go by and their lives become more and more complicated and intertwined. Eight actors play multiple parts in this dark and resonant comedy about the perils and frustrations of growing up.

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Pricing Information

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

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Play Details

It's Morgan's first day at James Joyce Junior High School for Gifted and Talented Students, and she quickly befriends four fellow misfits: Chernobyl survivor Ana, struggling student Jeremy, and childhood friends Lacey and Lancelot. Sure, classes are hard, but they're nothing compared to dysfunctional families, constantly fluctuating sexuality, eating disorders, school violence, nuclear fallout, and -- most dangerous of all -- love. It's five outcasts versus adolescence as the years go by and their lives become more and more complicated and intertwined. Eight actors play multiple parts in this dark and resonant comedy about the perils and frustrations of growing up.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 4 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-420-2

Published Reviews

"Jordan Seavey's joltingly funny Children at Play isn't afraid to put the punch back in punch lines... Seavey's real accomplishment lies in capturing -- in a terrifyingly realistic way -- the blithe menace of growing up."

Time Out New York

"I never really thought about this until I saw Jordan Seavey's Children at Play, but now it occurs to me: what must it have been like to be a kid old enough to comprehend the twin catastrophes of nuclear accident and institutionalized denial? Seavey's fascinating play -- a very dark, very sad work -- gives us some clues."

nytheatre.com

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NOV 01, 2009 - NOV 30, 2009
The Living Theatre
New York, NY United States
The Living Theatre New York, NY United States
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NOV 01, 2009 - NOV 30, 2009
The Living Theatre
New York, NY United States
The Living Theatre New York, NY United States

Awards (1)

New York Innovative Theatre Award nominee