Terms of Endearment
adapted for the stage by Dan Gordon

Productions (3)
  • 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 (3)
  • 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
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
NOV 10, 2017 - NOV 19, 2017
The Youngstown Playhouse
Youngstown, OH United States
The Youngstown Playhouse Youngstown, OH 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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