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My Old Lady

Israel Horovitz

Full Length Play, Drama

1m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573704369

A down on his luck middle aged man inherits an apartment in Paris and must live with the elderly woman that has inahbited it for decades. There, he learns friendship, falls in love, and must finally deal with the death of his father.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - Living room of Mathilde's apartment, overlooking le Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris. Mid-autumn, the present. One week: from Monday morning until the following Sunday morning.

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Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Revised Edition, 2015

When a down on his luck middle aged man inherits an apartment in Paris, he plans to solve his financial woes by selling it. He arrives on the doorstep and discovers, to his dismay, that the elderly woman living there has lifetime habitation rights under an arcane French law and she is not about to give them up. Because he has no other place to go, she invites him to stay in the spacious apartment. A spiral of friendship, romance with the old lady's outspoken daughter, and some uncomfortable revelations about his unmourned father affect all in this poignant play with strong roles for all three actors.

"This production underlines the play's sadness without diluting the leavening touches of comedy that make it so satisfying." - Wall Street Journal
Characters

CASTING

1m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Parts for Senior Actors

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MATHIAS "JIM" GOLD - 55; American; still handsome.
MATHILDE GIFFARD - 94; French; still beautiful.
CHLOE GIFFARD - 55; French; still beautiful.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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Author
Israel Horovitz

Israel Horovitz

Isreal Horovitz is a playwright, director and actor. His plays have been translated and performed in as many as 30 languages, worldwide. His 70+ plays include Line (now in 38th year of continuous performance, off-Broadway, at 13th St. Repertory Theatre), The Indian Wants The Bronx (Steppenwolf: Gary Sinise & Terry Kinney), Rats, Morning, The Primary English Class, The Wakefield Plays, The ... view full profile

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