The Disappearance of Janey Jones

Written by:

Jennifer Fawcett

Cast Size:
8

Roles For:

  • Men: 2
  • People with Disabilities: 2
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

Death
Depression
Relationships

Length:

80 min.

Year Written:

2012

Synopsis:

“It’s the morning of her grandmother’s funeral, and Janey Jones can’t get out of bed. She’s lost her job, her boyfriend has dumped her, and she may be sliding into the same well of serious depression that swallowed her grandmother. Desperate and alone, she watches past and present collide as her room is invaded by a fortune teller, her doctor, her dead grandparents, her ex, her mother and more. Can she find a future beyond the darkness, a life worth getting out of bed to explore?” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

JANEY JONES (28) / YOUNG JANEY (8), JANEY’s inner child / MARION (mid 50’s – in scenes from the past she is 9 and 16), JANEY’s mother / JUNE (age range early 30’s to late 70’s), JANEY’s grandmother / HARRY (age range mid 30’s to late 50’s), JANEY’s grandfather / DANIEL (late 20’s/early 30’s), JANEY’s (ex)boyfriend / DOCTOR/FORTUNE TELLER can be male or female, played by the same actor

First Produced:

2012, Tennessee Women's Theatre Project, Nashville

Resources:

The Disappearance of Janey Jones is available through the CPO Website.

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Notes:

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