Pollyanna Select Plays
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The Thing in Grandma's Closet
by Jonathan Graham
Full Length One Act Play - 70 pages
Drama, Comedy, Family, Loss, Memory, Time
Cast Size: 4 (3 female, 1 male)
Approximate Production Length: ~1 hour
Nick and Ally's grandma has recently passed away. As they clean her house, the downer of a day becomes much more interesting when they discover a mysterious contraption tucked away in a closet. Is it another one of the eccentric former science teacher’s failed inventions, or something she hoped they would find? The siblings put aside their petty squabbles and work together so that they and their mother can reconnect with their grandma and move forward from their loss. Through the action of the play, both Nick and Ally learn that there are many reasons to admire their grandmother that they never knew about. The siblings learn that their grandmother was a very successful scientist who overcame great obstacles to achieve her career in a day when women were not encouraged to love science and math.
Jan/Feb 2017 - Pollyanna Theatre Company - Long Center for the Performing Arts’ Rollins Studio Theatre - Austin TX
Directed by Judy Matetzschk-Campbell