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Hollywood Arms

Carrie Hamilton and Carol Burnett
Full Length, Comedy/Drama
5 men, 5 women, 1 girl
Total Cast: 12, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-1959-0
FEE: $105 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE: A CD containing original music composed for this play by Robert Lindsey Nassif is required for production. The cost is $35.00, plus shipping and handling. There is no additional fee for the use of this music.
THE STORY: Set in California in 1941 and 1951, HOLLYWOOD ARMS is the funny and moving story of three generations of women living on welfare in a one-room apartment, one block north of Hollywood Boulevard. The cast of characters includes a tough, funny yet tender pill-popping Christian Scientist grandmother; a beautiful, wide-eyed and distant mother who is struggling to be a writer, only to drown her ambitions in a bottle; a loving but absent and alcoholic father; and a young girl whose only escape is up on the roof of their rundown apartment house, where she creates her own magical world at the foot of the Hollywood Hills. Finally, it’s a story about shattered hopes and realized dreams.
“…pure theatre and pure entertainment…” —Talkin’ Broadway. “…a warm, fuzzy evening of theatre.” — “…chuckles and smiles of recognition or surprise flow naturally… a remarkable slice of life.” —