Terms of Endearment
adapted for the stage by Dan Gordon

Productions (16)
  • Drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m (6-9 actors possible: 3-5 f, 3-4 m)
  • Set: Three playing areas, which minimally suggest various locations.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-080-4

Terms of Endearment
adapted for the stage by Dan Gordon

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Productions (16)
  • Drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m (6-9 actors possible: 3-5 f, 3-4 m)
  • Set: Three playing areas, which minimally suggest various locations.

Challenges in life and love test the resilience of a mother-daughter relationship in Dan Gordon's adaptation of Terms of Endearment, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry and James L. Brooks's screenplay of the Oscar-winning film. Though Emma is often exasperated by her highly-opinionated mother, Aurora, they talk every day about their problems, from Aurora finding unexpected love even as she becomes a reluctant grandmother, to Emma's struggle in her troubled marriage. But when they need one another most, will they be able to find courage in each other? This funny and touching story captures the delicate, sometimes fractured bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and lovers, both old and new.

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Challenges in life and love test the resilience of a mother-daughter relationship in Dan Gordon's adaptation of Terms of Endearment, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry and James L. Brooks's screenplay of the Oscar-winning film. Though Emma is often exasperated by her highly-opinionated mother, Aurora, they talk every day about their problems, from Aurora finding unexpected love even as she becomes a reluctant grandmother, to Emma's struggle in her troubled marriage. But when they need one another most, will they be able to find courage in each other? This funny and touching story captures the delicate, sometimes fractured bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and lovers, both old and new.

  • Drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m (6-9 actors possible: 3-5 f, 3-4 m)
  • Set: Three playing areas, which minimally suggest various locations.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-080-4

Published Reviews

"A theatrical gem. . . . Terms of Endearment is an enthralling, realistic portrayal of humankind with all of its affection, humor and conflict."

Broadway World

"A beautiful adaptation of a movie classic, using a light touch to illuminate the deepest and most important expressions of compassion and human decency . . . Dan Gordon's brilliant rewriting of 1983's blockbuster film of the same name takes the theater audience through 23 years of mother-daughter conflict and angst. There is not a wasted word."

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Production History

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Production Group
Location
APR 05, 2019 - MAY 11, 2019
Curtain Call Theatre
Latham, NY
Curtain Call Theatre Latham, NY
FEB 22, 2019 - FEB 24, 2019
Muhlenberg Community Theatre Inc
Greenville, KY United States
Muhlenberg Community Theatre Inc Greenville, KY United States
FEB 20, 2019 - FEB 24, 2019
Fond Du Lac Community Theatre
Fond Du Lac, WI United States
Fond Du Lac Community Theatre Fond Du Lac, WI United States
FEB 15, 2019 - FEB 24, 2019
Roving Actors' Repertory Ensemble
Copake, NY United States
Roving Actors' Repertory Ensemble Copake, NY United States
JAN 10, 2019 - JAN 20, 2019
Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild
Eau Claire, WI United States
Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild Eau Claire, WI United States
NOV 02, 2018 - NOV 22, 2018
Erie Playhouse
Erie, PA United States
Erie Playhouse Erie, PA United States
AUG 17, 2018 - SEP 01, 2018
Western Reserve Playhouse
Peninsula, OH United States
Western Reserve Playhouse Peninsula, OH United States
JUL 26, 2018 - AUG 05, 2018
Old Courthouse Theatre
Concord, NC United States
Old Courthouse Theatre Concord, NC United States
MAY 18, 2018 - MAY 20, 2018
Garret Players
Lancaster, OH United States
Garret Players Lancaster, OH United States
MAY 18, 2018 - JUN 23, 2018
The Aurora Arts Theatre
Corpus Christi, TX United States
The Aurora Arts Theatre Corpus Christi, TX United States
APR 27, 2018 - APR 29, 2018
Theatre Workshop of Nantucket
Nantucket, MA
Theatre Workshop of Nantucket Nantucket, MA
APR 27, 2018 - MAY 06, 2018
The South Hills Players
Bethel Park, PA United States
The South Hills Players Bethel Park, PA United States
MAR 02, 2018 - MAR 11, 2018
Encore Theatrical Company
Morristown, TN United States
Encore Theatrical Company Morristown, TN United States
NOV 10, 2017 - NOV 19, 2017
The Youngstown Playhouse
Youngstown, OH United States
The Youngstown Playhouse Youngstown, OH United States
OCT 29, 2016 - DEC 11, 2016
59E59 Theaters
New York, NY United States
59E59 Theaters New York, NY United States
AUG 24, 2007 - DEC 01, 2007
UK Tour
York, Guildford, Cambridge, Cardiff, etc, United Kingdom
UK Tour York, Guildford, Cambridge, Cardiff, etc, United Kingdom
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
APR 05, 2019 - MAY 11, 2019
Curtain Call Theatre
Latham, NY
Curtain Call Theatre Latham, NY
FEB 22, 2019 - FEB 24, 2019
Muhlenberg Community Theatre Inc
Greenville, KY United States
Muhlenberg Community Theatre Inc Greenville, KY United States
FEB 20, 2019 - FEB 24, 2019
Fond Du Lac Community Theatre
Fond Du Lac, WI United States
Fond Du Lac Community Theatre Fond Du Lac, WI United States
FEB 15, 2019 - FEB 24, 2019
Roving Actors' Repertory Ensemble
Copake, NY United States
Roving Actors' Repertory Ensemble Copake, NY United States
JAN 10, 2019 - JAN 20, 2019
Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild
Eau Claire, WI United States
Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild Eau Claire, WI United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
OCT 29, 2016 - DEC 11, 2016
59E59 Theaters
New York, NY United States
59E59 Theaters New York, NY United States
AUG 24, 2007 - DEC 01, 2007
UK Tour
York, Guildford, Cambridge, Cardiff, etc, United Kingdom
UK Tour York, Guildford, Cambridge, Cardiff, etc, United Kingdom

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