Cairo

Cairo
by Arthur Melville Pearson

Productions (2)
  • Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language, moderately mature themes
  • Set: Unit set

Cairo
by Arthur Melville Pearson

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Productions (2)
  • Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language, moderately mature themes
  • Set: Unit set

James Jennsen has informed his family that at midnight tonight, his deceased mother and grandparents are returning to pick him up in a blue '51 Chevy. Alarmed, his sisters and father gather for dinner at the soon-to-be-subdivided family farm in Cairo, Illinois. What begins as a humorous kitchen-sink drama unfolds into a poetic exploration of the spiritual and physical consequences of a family's disconnection, both from each other and the land they love.

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Play Details

James Jennsen has informed his family that at midnight tonight, his deceased mother and grandparents are returning to pick him up in a blue '51 Chevy. Alarmed, his sisters and father gather for dinner at the soon-to-be-subdivided family farm in Cairo, Illinois. What begins as a humorous kitchen-sink drama unfolds into a poetic exploration of the spiritual and physical consequences of a family's disconnection, both from each other and the land they love.

  • Drama
  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language, moderately mature themes
  • Set: Unit set

Published Reviews

"What seems like a simple kitchen-sink drama, though, is thoroughly infused with magic and lifted throughout by Arthur Melville Pearson's lyrical musings on a family life deeply connected to the soil. Aided by generous helpings of the poetry of Edgar Lee Masters (among others), the script alone is a strikingly beautiful work of art."

Kyle Moore, The Tolucan Times (California)

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OCT 13, 2006 - NOV 18, 2006
Theatre Tribe
North Hollywood, CA United States
Theatre Tribe North Hollywood, CA United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Toledo Reperatory Theatre
Toledo, OH United States
Toledo Reperatory Theatre Toledo, OH United States
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Awards (3)

Midwestern Playwrights Festival winner, 1994

Reva Shiner Full-Length Play Contest finalist, 1997

Midwest Theatre Network Competition finalist, 1997