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No Way Around But Through

Full Length, Comedy
2 men, 3 women
Total Cast: 5, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2713-7


FEE: $105 per performance.
THE STORY: When Jacob discovers that his girlfriend, Holly, might be pregnant, he drags his friend Frank into the maddening wormhole that is his psyche, a venture that lands them on the doorstep of Lulu: Jacob’s mother and the matriarch of madness herself. However, Holly and her friend Rachel are one step ahead of them. NO WAY AROUND BUT THROUGH is a dark, thoughtful and quirky romantic comedy about facing the inevitable dysfunctions of life and love head-on, and it is a reminder to never let where you’ve been get in the way of where you’re going.
“NO WAY AROUND BUT THROUGH gets to matters of the heart in quirky and funny ways…Caan’s gift for writing complex, witty and thoughtful dialogue demonstrates how parents intentionally or unintentionally can really mess up their kids…Ultimately this play…is about moving through, not around, emotional baggage into an unknown, but promising future…a treat for the mind and heart.” —L.A. Examiner. “…exudes an affably offbeat humor while drumming a painstaking determination to get at the truth…Caan is fiercely intense, never swaying from his journey, never giving up or in, always trying new angles in his attempt to find the answers…The play is satisfying fare and…will most definitely pull you in and give you a run for your money.” — “In a word: superb.” —