Paint Night

Six women get together for a much needed girls night out. The plan is to eat, drink and create works of art at a local Paint and Sip night. But as the alcohol flows (and truths and insecurities are revealed) six carefully curated lives begin to show their cracks. Paint Night is about what happens when we let shed our Instagram #blessed lives and get hilariously and heartbreakingly real.
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Paint Night

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  • Jean Hartley Sidden:
    9 Jul. 2020
    “Paint Night” abounds with mothers and children in the process of ripping each other apart with judgement and criticism. Bravely they all come together in a night of creativity that results in unraveling old grievances and patching past offenses. When they emerge from the evening they’ve discovered a way forward and it is Carey Crim’s skilled writing that has delivered the characters stronger and more compassionate than they were.
  • Meredith Bartmon:
    19 Mar. 2020
    Paint Night is a hilarious and beautifully woven story about how women support each other (or fail to) in an unpredictable world. The depth of each woman's pain is rendered in an uproarious and messily human night of drinking and painting. Crim has illustrated how life, family and friendship go on despite the terrifying encroachment of outside ills and uncertain times.

Character Information

  • Miriam
    Late fifties to early sixties,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A humanities professor with a grown son and daughter. A woman whose desire to see the bright side of life has been greatly tested. She is a raw nerve.
  • Bree
    late 30's to early 40's,
    Caucasian
    ,
    Female
    Fern’s daughter. A working mom with a stay at home husband and a six year old son who may be transgender.
  • Gwen
    Forties,
    African American / Black
    ,
    Female
    A business wunderkind who, after taking time off to raise her three kids, is finding it difficult to reenter a workforce that no longer values her.
  • Fern
    Late fifties to early sixties,
    Caucasian
    ,
    Female
    Bree’s mother. She put everything into her family, even when they didn’t want it. A good Christian woman trying to do the right thing, but the world is changing too fast for her.
  • Lolly
    thirty,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Miriam’s daughter. Any ethnicity. A bit of a Peter Pan lost soul. Five careers in as many years. Grew up with a schizophrenic older brother.
  • Anna
    sixties,
    Hispanic heritage.
    ,
    Female
    Sixties. Paint night leader.
    A straight shooting free spirit.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    The Purple Rose Theater
    ,
    2019

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    The Purple Rose Theater
    ,
    2020