THE DELAYS

[full length] In an airport, where everyone is busy going somewhere, The Delays focuses on a group going nowhere. Taking place around the new year, and traveling back ten years, and then another ten years, the past lives of these characters slowly reveal themselves, while asking bigger questions about the small moments that connect us. Winner of the 2019 Drammy Award for Outstanding Original Script.
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[full length] In an airport, where everyone is busy going somewhere, The Delays focuses on a group going nowhere. Taking place around the new year, and traveling back ten years, and then another ten years, the past lives of these characters slowly reveal themselves, while asking bigger questions about the small moments that connect us. Winner of the 2019 Drammy Award for Outstanding Original Script.

“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

“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
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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