After the War is Over

A young couple struggle to reconnect after being separated by World War II - and sixty years later, the couples' daughter struggles to connect with her father as he battles Alzheimers.
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After the War is Over

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  • Ian Donley:
    24 Apr. 2024
    Arthur M. Jolly writes with precision to the point where you feel elated one moment and heartbroken the next. A talented writer knows how to balance this dichotomy, and Arthur does it well here.
  • Cam Eickmeyer:
    15 Mar. 2024
    A very sweet poem of a play. Life moves fast. Better hold onto the lamp post and benches while you can and hope your loved ones are around you was you go.
  • Philip Middleton Williams:
    13 Mar. 2024
    The gentleness of this play makes it all the more poignant and deeply moving. The memories of Calvin and Mabel are permanently etched so that even the relentless progression of time does not diminish their meaning or what these two people mean to each other. Even the onset of the cruelty of forgetting doesn't take it away. Arthur M. Jolly's touch in creating powerful and lasting characters and moments is in full force here, and as someone who has been down this road, I am grateful to see how well he tells their story.

Character Information

  • Calvin
    20s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
  • Mabel
    20s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
  • Old Calvin
    70s+,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Old Calvin is Calvin sixty years later.
  • Alice
    30s+,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Old Calvin's adult daughter