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Daphne's Dive - ePublication

Full Length, Drama
3 men, 4 women
Total Cast: 7, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-3611-5


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance.
THE STORY: In a tucked away corner of North Philly, six regulars gather at a neighborhood watering hole. Over twenty years, they turn their collective memories into a vivacious mythology. The tales they’d rather forget, however, keep sneaking up and tapping them on the shoulder. At Daphne’s Dive, an aloe plant, a girl’s sneaker, a stiff drink, and mounds of trash become talismanic treasures to a group of outsiders trying to be “in” together.
“…[a] slow-burning, vibrantly sketched portrait of a scruffy North Philly booze joint…as much a portrait of a gentrifying community as a splintering group of friends.” —Time Out New York.

“Hudes has a fine grasp of the friction created by the social tectonic plates that shift according to the waves of gentrification and governance. Each of these characters is good company…” —Deadline.

“[DAPHNE’S DIVE] has a fierce compassion for its characters and an ardent love for Philadelphia’s diversity…there’s an unassailable heart to Hudes’ work…” —The Guardian (US).