Sweet, Sweet Spirit

Author: Carol Carpenter

Sweet, Sweet Spirit

Description: A conservative West Texas family struggles to cope with the reality that their teenage boy is gay, and has been beaten into a coma by his own father.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 10/9/2014
Content Advisory: Culturally sensitive play about a gay teenage boy and how his conservative family struggles to deal with it. Physical violence, described in dialogue.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 3 Males

NOTE: Sweet, Sweet Spirit 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 carpentercreative@gmail.com.

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Keywords: Characters are Mostly Married/With Families · Crime · Death and the Afterlife · Divorce · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Families · Gay and Lesbian · Gender and Sexuality · Gender Identity · Politics · Religion and Spirituality · Sex · Social Issues · Tearjerker

This play is in the following collections: MTWorks

Original Production Information

Sweet Sweet Spirit has its world premiere production in October, 2014 by MTWorks / Goode Productions at the 14th Street Y Theater with the following cast and crew:

Nanna Jo: Kathleen O'Neill as Nanna Jo;
Suzanne: Deanna McGovern
Jennifer: Carol Hickey
Jimmy: Gary Hilborn
Kendall: David Stallings
Tyler: Dino Petrera

The play was originall developed and produced as a college production at New Mexico State University in collaboration with American Southwest Theater.