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The Pavilion

Full Length, Drama
2 men, 1 woman (flexible casting)
Total Cast: 3, Open Stage
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-1898-2


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance.
THE STORY: Hailed by critics as an "an Our Town for our time," this play is by turns poetic and comic, romantic and philosophical. Peter returns to his twenty-year high-school reunion with dreams of winning back Kari, the girl he left behind after an unexpected pregnancy ended their relationship. Standing in Peter's way is Kari's bitter-as-ever resentment, her husband and the fact that Peter still hasn't grown up. As the night progresses, both Peter and Kari are led, through their interactions with a host of characters all played by a virtuosic Narrator, to face the consequences of choices made long ago and start back into life with newfound strength and bittersweet resolve.

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“Wright has taken a simple premise and invested it with poetry, feeling and a distinctive voice…[He] manages a seamless blend of humor and pathos, philosophy and emotion…The script’s greatest strength lies in the genuineness of its feelings.” —Houston Chronicle.

“THE PAVILION offers a cheery existentialism—asking big questions in an easygoing, casual way…It boasts language that’s rich but not dense…It also honors your intellectual and emotional intelligence, eschewing easy answers. Bravo…” —Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune.

“Wright’s perceptive, gently witty writing…makes this familiar situation fresh and thoroughly involving.” —Philadelphia Inquirer.

“THE PAVILION, a gloriously theatrical treat by Craig Wright, turns the dramas of ordinary lives into the patchwork pattern of the universe.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel.