Full-Length Play by H.W. Freedman ©Copyright 1998 by the Author Also available in Italian.
SYNOPSIS: Sam’s behavior has become eccentric since his wife of 60 years died; he can’t live alone and he refuses to move out of his apartment. His son and his daughter come to help him move, and a lifetime of bittersweet memories, festering resentment, and sibling rivalry erupt to the surface.
|Cast Breakdown||STUART Saunders (age 40s)|
JANET Saunders (age 40s)
SAM Saunders (age 80)
|Place||Brooklyn, NY and London|
|Setting||Furniture and props can be minimal. A car in NYC. A London Pub. Sitting room/dining room of an apartment in Brooklyn, N.Y.|
|Staged Reading||Criterion Theatre, West End, London, UK, directed by Harris Freedman|
You can buy a copy of the play, The Family Jewels, click here
(The Family Jewels – I Gioielli di Famiglia – is also available in the Italian language.)
The Family Jewels, was Semi-Finalist in the Writemovies.com International Play Writing Contest, and Finalist in the Sonoma County Repertory (California) New Play Competition.