Curved

Written by:

Kristin Shepherd

Cast Size:
5

Roles For:

  • Women: 5

Genre:

Comedy
Drama

Themes:

Aging
Death
Feminism
Friendship
Sex
Women

Length:

90 min.

Year Written:

2015

Synopsis:

Eleven-year-old Wavy is on the cusp of womanhood in a family of stand-up entertainers. When her grandmother has a stroke, Wavy’s mission is to save her from Des Peres (Despair), a home for unwanted old folks.

Wavy is helped and hindered by her mother Del, by Chloe who is Granny Wave’s home care worker, and by Estelle, an old lover of Granny Wave’s.

Curved is a play about having a being a woman in this world and finding our way through sex, dying, and freedom.

Characters:

Wavy: eleven years old, most often played by an adult

Granny Wave: Wavy’s grandmother, 60-85

Delta (Del): Wavy’s mother, in her 30s or 40s

Chloe: Granny Wave’s home care worker, late 20s to early 50s

Estelle: Former teacher of Del, former lover of Granny Wave, 60-85

First Produced:

Gateway Theatre Guild, North Bay, ON, 2015

Resources:

Email the playwright at kristin@kristinshepherd.ca for access to the script of Curved.

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Notes:

Any character can be cast with LGBTQ-identifying people, people of colour, or people with disabilities.