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Matthew Barber
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Full Length, Romance
2 men, 2 women
Total Cast: 4, Flexible Set
ISBN: 978-0-8222-3844-7
FEE: $100 per performance.
THE STORY: Eleanor Bannister, a retired schoolteacher, lives a sleepy life in tiny Groverdell, Texas. Until one day, when walking alone through the brambles barefoot and in her nightgown, she encounters Abel Brown, a mysterious drifter. Brown has been wandering around town, looking for houses to fix and, rumor has it, single women to talk to. Brown is nothing but a drifter, but despite their obvious differences, Eleanor and Abel find themselves drawn to each other. This beautiful romance shows that connection can be found in the unlikeliest of places and in the unlikeliest of ways.
“FIREFLIES has a carefully crafted old-fashioned mainstream feel to it. …Barber writes in the cadences of classic romance. …a well-told story of tentative, late-life love.” —The Hartford Courant. “…winsome, warm… FIREFLIES is a quiet love story…[that will] warm the cockles of your heart.” —New Haven Register. “[FIREFLIES] is perfection… [a] beautiful and moving play…” —