Grand Junction

Beth, a fifty-eight year-old editor, is unexpectedly fired from the Los Angeles-based food magazine where she worked for decades. Shaken and shamed, Beth returns to to her modest family home in Grand Junction, Colorado, where she re-connects with her younger sister Pam and Pam's adult daughter Dana.
Beth and Pam's relationship is convoluted and occasionally contentious. Beth left Grand...
Beth, a fifty-eight year-old editor, is unexpectedly fired from the Los Angeles-based food magazine where she worked for decades. Shaken and shamed, Beth returns to to her modest family home in Grand Junction, Colorado, where she re-connects with her younger sister Pam and Pam's adult daughter Dana.
Beth and Pam's relationship is convoluted and occasionally contentious. Beth left Grand Junction after she finished high school, focusing on her career and a cosmopolitan life-style in southern California. Pam, on the other hand, has lived in Grand Junction all her life, caring for both their parents during times of terminal illness. Dana, meanwhile, is facing her own considerable challenges, as she considers reconciling with her volatile and verbally abusive husband Riley.
As Beth comes to grips with the new circumstances of her life, Pam begins to see her sister as a person of substance despite her foibles and flaws. After Beth intervenes to help Dana, the sisters seem ready to form a new relationship based on mutual respect and a shared desire to mend old wounds and escape the patterns of the past.
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Grand Junction

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  • John Freed:
    19 Jan. 2018
    I just witnessed (01-19-18) a wonderful staged reading of Rich's play at Portland's ART sponsored as part of Fertile Grounds. Highly recommend it.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Portland Civic Theatre Guild/Sanctuary Theatre (Portland, OR)
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    2018
  • Reading
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    Fertile Ground Festival/Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland, OR)
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    2018

Awards

Finalist
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2018 Portland Civic Theatre Guild New Play Award