Somewhere Fun

by  Jenny Schwartz

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 5f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s)

Rosemary and Evelyn met “a hundred thousand years ago” in Central Park when their children were barely born. Somewhere Fun reunites the two women thirty-five years later on Madison Avenue, one windy fall day...

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Somewhere Fun

by  Jenny Schwartz

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 5f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s)
  • Duration


    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre


    Not Applicable
  • Accolades


    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In Jenny Schwartz's linguistic feast of a play, Rosemary and Evelyn met “a hundred thousand years ago” in Central Park when their children were barely born. Somewhere Fun reunites the two women thirty-five years later on Madison Avenue, one windy fall day. With their children now grown and the world changing rapidly before (what’s left of) their eyes, each finds herself face to face with the terrors, joys, and surprises of life and time. This is a wildly original story about connection — to our families, our memories, our moment in time.
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  • 2012-2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist - Jenny Schwartz, playwright


"CRITIC'S PICK. If you care about theatre that stretches the imagination, go see this remarkable play! Constantly surprises and stimulates... Playwrights like Jenny Schwartz make our landscape somewhere strange, heightened and incredibly fun!" - Time Out New York

"'Somewhere Fun' casts a charming spell! Like Edward Albee and comedian Steven Wright, Schwartz loves to use language in an absurd way. Entertaining and oddly touching in its own warped way, it creates genuine emotion." - New York Post

"A bright, offbeat abstraction, absurd and joyful and full of terrible sorrow." - Newsday

"Plenty of laughs! Anyone willing to think - and feel - will be rewarded by experiencing Somewhere Fun. It is impossible not to admire Schwartz's deft facility with wordplay, reminiscent of the great Edward Albee... Somewhere Fun is a sterling showcase for two great actresses." - TheatreMania

"Evocative, darkly funny and moving! The stellar cast on display at the Vineyard Theatre fluently voices Schwartz's imaginative linguistics. Kauffman's stylish production is a perfect showcase for Schwartz's unique way of communicating how humor may inform and illuminate the messy, contradictory human condition.” - Associated Press

"Imperiously funny, talented and excellent! The gifted playwright Jenny Schwartz has a distinctive voice. Ms. Schwartz pours forth dizzying streams of language that often delight with their quirky poetry and looping humor." - The New York Times

"Ms. Schwartz’s linguistic dexterity is inspiring and her wordplay inspired...The fast-paced, masterful dialogue and monologues propel the enterprise — and the audience — along... It’s a carefully constructed cascade at which we laugh — amused and intrigued." - The New York Observer


  • Kate Mulgrew on "Somewhere Fun"
  • Somewhere Fun - Trailer
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Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Madison Avenue.  Present day.  Autumn.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


2m, 5f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s)
EVELYN ARMSTRONG - older than T, over 60
LOLITA - Evelyn's housekeeper, over 40
CECELIA - same age as Rosemary, shy of 60
WAITER / BENJAMIN - exactly 35
T ARMSTRONG - Evelyn's husband, younger than Evelyn, around 60
YOUNG BEATRICE - Evelyn's daughter, around 8
YOUNG BENJAMIN / BOY - Rosemary's son, around 8

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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Features Children
  • Roles for Children
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors


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Jenny Schwartz

Jenny Schwartz’s plays include God’s Ear, Somewhere Fun, and Cause For Alarm. Somewhere Fun will receive its world premiere at the Vineyard Theatre in the spring of 2013, directed by Anne Kauffman. God's Ear was produced in New York by New Georges and the Vineyard Theatre, also directed by Anne Kauffman. God's Ear has ...

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Somewhere Fun premiered at The Vineyard Theatre in New York City in May of 2013, under the direction of Anne Kauffman. 

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