FOUR DOORS DOWN

Janelle and Brittany haven't spoken since they were teen besties at summer camp; when they're accidentally reunited years later, they happily pick up where the left off, sharing vacations, the PTA, and their BFF daughters. Brittany wants nothing more than a friend for life, but when Janelle and her daughter's lives are upended, the fragility of their relationship is laid bare. Are female...
Janelle and Brittany haven't spoken since they were teen besties at summer camp; when they're accidentally reunited years later, they happily pick up where the left off, sharing vacations, the PTA, and their BFF daughters. Brittany wants nothing more than a friend for life, but when Janelle and her daughter's lives are upended, the fragility of their relationship is laid bare. Are female friendships conditional on commonality? And is there a special place in hell for women who won't support other women?



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FOUR DOORS DOWN

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  • Tina Esper:
    16 Aug. 2019
    What happens when BFFs discover their forever friendship might not stand the test of time? In this moving play, a decades-long friendship is challenged by a sudden turn in luck and the harsh realities that unspool when someone loses their foothold in society.
    I've been lucky enough to hear this play in an earlier iteration and even luckier to read the most recent draft. Donna has an uncanny way of refining her story without losing any of the beauty or magic of the original.
    And I always cry at the end.
  • Bob Bartlett:
    29 Jul. 2019
    Smart, funny, and moving, this generational comedy with an all-female cast should be playing on stages across the country. There's something disarmingly complex about the humans and friendships Donna has created. We see them so rarely in the theatre, and real life.
  • Heather Helinsky:
    29 Jul. 2019
    I read this script during the development stage, and I encourage you to look at this piece, especially if you're looking for an all-female cast and realize that most theatre ticket purchasers are women. Hoke's dialogue is smart, funny, nuanced, and tense as she explores the fragility of female friendship. There are several events in this play that cause these BFFs to drift apart, and Hoke does a great job keeping multiple stories going at once. The family secret at the center is also the stuff of Greek tragedy...read & produce this!

Character Information

  • Brittany
    40s,
    Female
  • Janelle
    40s, same as Brittany,
    Female
  • Paulette
    18,
    Female
    Paulette and Janelle need to be the same ethnicity as they will play each other later in the play.
  • Lenna
    18,
    Female
    Lenna and Brittany need to be the same ethnicity, as they will play each other later in the play.
  • Angie/Sue/Server
    30s-50s,
    Female
    This actor plays three roles that can be presented as various ages.