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Visiting Mr. Green - ePublication

Full Length, Comedy/Drama
2 men
Total Cast: 2, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-4312-0


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance.
THE STORY: Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry cleaner, wanders into traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a 29-year-old corporate executive. The young man is sentenced to community service in which he must help the recent widower once a week for six months. What starts as a comedy about two men who do not want to be in the same room together, becomes a gripping and moving drama as they get to know each other, care about each other, and open old wounds they’ve been hiding for years. Translated into 25 languages, with over 600 productions in large and small venues, it has won numerous Best Play and Best Actor awards throughout the world. Updated in 2023 by the playwright to reflect technological and cultural changes.
“Jeff Baron’s VISITING MR. GREEN is a great piece of theatre. His story is a cry for humanity and it finds sublime expression. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★” —The Telegraph (UK).

“This piece is deliciously topical. It is universal, impactful, important. A masterpiece that will stay with you for a long time.” —Le Mague, Paris.

“A cannily crafted comedy-drama about friendship, family, and forgiveness. Baron’s play runs like a well-oiled express. A feel-good winner.” —New York Newsday

“A wise, absorbing and funny play that packs quite a punch. Sparks fly.” —The Telegraph (Australia).

“The three great roles for an actor are King Lear, Willy Loman and Mr. Green.” —Olivier Award winner Warren Mitchell