Talking Points

TEN MINUTE: Mike holds a press conference, during his family’s Thanksgiving dinner, to announce his recent separation.

"This is the hands down winner, and a delightful opener..." - Florida Theater On Stage

"The comedy that flows from that stylized setup is clever, but at the end, 'Talking Points' digs deeper to reinforce a family’s caring support for a...
TEN MINUTE: Mike holds a press conference, during his family’s Thanksgiving dinner, to announce his recent separation.

"This is the hands down winner, and a delightful opener..." - Florida Theater On Stage

"The comedy that flows from that stylized setup is clever, but at the end, 'Talking Points' digs deeper to reinforce a family’s caring support for a young man grieving a lost love." - Miami Herald

"A tender, funny tale..." - Miami Art Zine
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Talking Points

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  • Quinn Reid:
    22 Apr. 2020
    This short script is brisk, whimsical, and fun. Ten minutes is just about perfect to play out the premise. Plenty of roles if you're looking for a short play that offers opportunities for more actors.
  • James Hutchison:
    14 Feb. 2020
    The Thanksgiving feast is the setting for this charming play about Mike who has to tell his family about breaking up with his girlfriend. Mike has decided to treat the event more like a press conference and make some prepared remarks and then open the floor to questions. The concept is brilliant, and the script is fun with some great lines, plenty of laughs and an absolutely charming ending.
  • Steven G. Martin:
    27 Nov. 2019
    "Talking Points" has a terrific premise and has warm humor. Family coming together to emotionally support family. Hayet has written a winning Thanksgiving comedy.

Character Information

  • MIKE
    Mid 20s,
    Male
  • MOM
    Late 40s,
    Female
    Mike's mother
  • DAD
    Early 50s,
    Male
    Mike's father
  • SAM
    Late teens,
    Female
    Mike's little sister
  • GRANDPA
    70s,
    Male
    Mike's grandfather
  • GRANDMA
    70s,
    Female
    Mike's grandmother

Production History

  • Community Theater
    ,
    Yellow Springs Theater Company
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    MadLab
    ,
    2019
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Te Puke Repertory Society
    ,
    2018
  • University
    ,
    Lafayette College
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Red Barn Theater
    ,
    2018
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Eagle & Beaver Ensemble
    ,
    2018

Awards

Second Place: Best Ten Minute Plays of 2019
,
Smith & Kraus
,
2019
Winner
,
Short Play Contest (Ten Minute Play)
,
Red Barn Theater
,
2018