Good Lonely People

Author: Carol Carpenter

Good Lonely People

Description: On election night, the only white democratic family in a conservative town holds a secret Obama party. But when their gay daughter arrives from the city for the celebration, they discover they are split on a California issue that hits close to the core, raising questions about their own sense of "family."
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2010
Date Added: 5/24/2012
Content Advisory: Adult subject matter, but handled sensitively
1 Act, 90 Minutes
5 Females, 2 Males

NOTE: Good Lonely People is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to

Add this play to my library - $1.29

Keywords: Characters are Mostly Seniors · Civil Rights · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Families · Gay and Lesbian · Large Cast Size · Mostly Female Characters · Naturalism/Realism · Politics · Religion and Spirituality · Sex · Single Set · Social Issues

This play is in the following collections: MTWorks

Original Production Information

Good Lonely People was presented by Maieutic Theatre Works as part of the 2010 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, at the Robert Moss Theater, with the following cast and credits:

KAY: Misti Tindiglia
FRITZ: Marvin Starkman
VERLE: Trip Plymale
DARNELLE: Sue Wallack
SISSY: Maureen O’Boyle
MARY LOU: Robin Madel
MELISSA: Barrie Kreinik

DIRECTOR: Dianna Martin