THE DELAYS

[full length] In an airport, where everyone's busy going somewhere, THE DELAYS focuses on a group going nowhere. A play about the small moments that connect us. Winner of the 2019 Drammy Award for Outstanding Original Script.

“It’s a moving, well-crafted play that shows how easy it is to get trapped… I enjoyed THE DELAYS immensely. Accuardi’s writing is sharp, and I love her decision to...
[full length] In an airport, where everyone's busy going somewhere, THE DELAYS focuses on a group going nowhere. A play about the small moments that connect us. Winner of the 2019 Drammy Award for Outstanding Original Script.

“It’s a moving, well-crafted play that shows how easy it is to get trapped… I enjoyed THE DELAYS immensely. Accuardi’s writing is sharp, and I love her decision to reveal the characters’ lives in reverse. Somehow, knowing the end makes the journey even more poignant.” – Krista Garver, Broadway World

“Accuardi's play is both new and a masterpiece... It takes regret and satisfaction, pain and joy, and fuses them together to create a tapestry of spectacularly honest stories and characterizations." - Bennett Campbell Ferguson, Willamette Week
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THE DELAYS

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  • Rich Rubin:
    9 Feb. 2019
    An exquisitely crafted play about the wondrous complexity of human relationships, set in an airport gift shop over a span of twenty years. The Delays is both funny and poignant, and stays with you long after the final bows.

Character Information

  • ANDREAS
    Hasn't been out of high school for very long
    The actor who plays Andreas doubles as THE TRAVELER.
  • THALIA
    Older than Andreas, then not
  • HASKELL
    Older than she looks
  • FRANK
    Around Thalia's age
  • SHELBY
    A little younger than Frank
  • CADEN
    Also around Thalia's age

Development History

Production History

Awards

Winner
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Best Original Script
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The Drammy Awards
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2019