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

Recommended by

  • Ace Rekon:
    16 Feb. 2021
    Really nice interesting family dinner scene.
  • Lainie Vansant:
    30 Jan. 2021
    I had the pleasure of seeing a recorded production of this play by LaSalle High School, and it was a delight! The kids seemed to have fun with the characters, the arc is clear and clean, and the end is heartwarming. Just the thing we need in these tough times!
  • James McLindon:
    28 Jul. 2020
    Such a funny premise, the kind that makes you wish you had thought of it, and perfect execution. I'd love to see a production.

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

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Theatre Unmasked
    ,
    2020

Production History

  • University
    ,
    Broward College
    ,
    2021
  • High School
    ,
    Mt. Hope High School
    ,
    2021
  • High School
    ,
    La Salle High School
    ,
    2021
  • 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