The Family Jewels

Full-Length Play by H.W. Freedman ©Copyright 1998 by the Author

Also available in Italian.

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 BreakdownSTUART Saunders (age 40s) JANET Saunders (age 40s) SAM Saunders (age 80)
LocationBrooklyn, NY and London
SettingFurniture and props can be minimal.  A car in NYC. A London Pub. Sitting room/dining room of an apartment in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Production HistoryUnproduced
Staged ReadingCriterion Theatre, West End, London, UK, directed by Harris Freedman

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(The Family Jewels – I Gioielli di Famiglia – is also available in the Italian language.)

The Family Jewels, was a Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival 2023; Semi-Finalist in the 2008 International Play Writing Contest, and Finalist in the Sonoma County Repertory (California) 2002 New Play Competition.


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