Nested

Written by:

Liz Best

Cast Size:
6

Roles For:

  • Men: 8
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Comedy

Themes:

Family
Parenthood

Length:

80 min.

Year Written:

2020

Synopsis:

It’s been a long time coming but Elaine and David have sold the family home and are moments away from becoming empty nesters. Their three children are almost settled, Grandma Rose is moving to a retirement home and they’re about to start the next chapter of their lives. But what happens when one parent is more ready to move than the other? What happens when the kids want to remain kids? And where does Grandma Rose keep disappearing to? Nested begs to ask – Do kids ever really grow up and is parenting ever really finished? A comedy about moving out and moving on and taking moving day to a whole new level.

Characters:

Elaine Richardson – 50s/60s, the matriarch

David Richardson – 50s/60s, the patriarch

Blaine Richardson – early 20s, the eldest

Lorie Richardson – early 20s, the middle child

Michael Richardson – early 20s, the youngest child

Rose Robinson – 80s, Elaine’s mother

First Produced:

Alumnae Theatre, Fireworks Festival March 2022

Resources:

Nested can be found at the Canadian Play Outlet.

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