The Thought Doesn't Count

TEN MINUTE PLAY: Rebecca and Tim don't talk about their problems--but come on, could a sock monkey really be the thing to bring them back together?
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The Thought Doesn't Count

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  • John Busser:
    20 Jan. 2021
    Emily Hageman writes about a tragedy in the most heart-breaking of ways. She sets us up with two characters and lets us get to know them in the best of ways, laughing and joking and letting us see how they love one another. Then the afore-mentioned tragedy comes out and she shows us why theyARE in love with each other. They help each other weather the storm their lives are currently experiencing (with the help of a sock monkey, of course). Sad and uplifting at the same time, this is a wonderful tale of love and loss and love again.
  • Scott Sickles:
    12 Jan. 2021
    One of the best stories I’ve ever experienced about a healthy marriage weathering a crisis. Tragedy has struck, so Rebecca and Tim do what humans do: make jokes, play with a sock monkey, and avoid the subject even while confronting it because avoiding it IS how they confront it.

    Hageman wisely shows how even the best marriages have limitations especially when it comes to communication and reciprocity of need. There’s an imbalance occurring and, as much as they love one another, Rebecca and Tim can’t help each other. Yet.

    Also, Hageman writes the best dad jokes.

  • Jennifer O'Grady:
    11 Aug. 2019
    Gorgeous, moving, and brave play about grief and love that anyone can relate to. Highly recommend!

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Midwest Dramatists Center
    ,
    2018

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Chagrin Valley Little Theatre
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Theatre Lawrence
    ,
    2019
  • University
    ,
    Westminister University
    ,
    2019
  • University
    ,
    Atlantic School of Acting
    ,
    2019
  • University
    ,
    Iowa State University
    ,
    2018

Awards

Winner
,
Best Play
,
Theatre Lawrence
,
2019
Semi-Finalist
,
8x10 Festival
,
Weathervane Playhouse
,
2018
Finalist
,
British Theatre Challenge
,
Sky Blue Theatre
,
2018