OK Laurel! I really liked it and I have also written a comment on the last scene. here I will make it a little longer. I think it’s a play we all can relate to for the themes involved
Money, the desire to have serious relationships, the fear to have serious relationships, being in charge of our parents.
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The characters are well painted. I am really impressed for you you made them so clear and real in a not too long play. I think after reading it (or after seeing the performance) we all can find an Allison and a Samantha in our lives (if we ourselves are not one of them…)
I find it also a very easy performance to play, because of the few amount of things needed on the stage. The proof that, if you have a good story to tell and a good way of telling it, you don’t need big stages or decorations or many other things. With your one-act play, you made me feel inside the story and made me feel strong emotions.
The parts I liked the most: Samathna’s reaction when Allison tells here the 3 words. (very real for the reaction)
Samantha feeling like she owes something to Allison, the lunch part. (again, very very real)
The ending (open to everything that could happen, no happy ending guaranteed, and again, very real)
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I think you captured the people’s real life and struggles. and we all can relate to all the themes you put into the play.
I am sure you will find soon a theatre and actors to perform it!
As I write in the other comment, when I finished reading it I thought about a small theatre here in Barcelona where I went once to see a “micro theater” play! As there are many English speaking people here in Barcelona (living here and tourists) who knows if one day your play will be performed there in English or with a Spanish translation). Moreover, as there the gay community is very active here in Barcelona, it could be an even bigger opportunity… Who knows…
Just to end my feedback shortly: I really really really liked it.
I have just seen that you posted it with the mark “adult content”. Maybe you could take it off to get even more audience. I haven’t found any strong scene that needs to be rated “adults only”.
I wish you the best!