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Punk Grandpa

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“Punk Grandpa” is about one magical weekend Laura spent with her grandpa at 5 3/4 years old, portrayed through storytelling, dance, music, vintage family movies & photos. Grandpa was the free-est, most inappropriate person Laura ever knew & this show demonstrates how he set Laura free to be herself through his humor & unpredictable, wild ways. It’ll put hair on your chest.

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Additional information

Author

Genre

Comedy

Script Style

One Act

Duration (mins)

45

Male Cast

3

Female Cast

3

Total Cast

6

Synopsis

“Punk Grandpa” is about one magical weekend Laura spent with her grandpa at 5 3/4 years old, portrayed through storytelling, dance, music, vintage family movies & photos. Grandpa was the free-est, most inappropriate person Laura ever knew & this show demonstrates how he set Laura free to be herself through his humor & unpredictable, wild ways. It’ll put hair on your chest.

The website punkgrandpa.com has a show synopsis, listing of past show performances, press endorsements and links to other show-related websites.

Cast

LAURA:  a 5 3⁄4 year old misfit girl, raised in the fundamentalist, born-again Christian tradition and takes everything very seriously and sincerely, until she doesn’t, under the influence of her grandpa.

GRANDPA:  a completely uninhibited, free man, with a very unique sense of humor. He completely accepts and loves his granddaughter, LAURA.

ENSEMBLE #1:  Josh, Adult, Churchgoer #1, Uncle Jon, Kid, Sean, Schoolboy, Jake, Friend, Security Guard.

ENSEMBLE #2:  Aunt Susan,  Grandma, Mandi, Kid, Woman Resident of Nursing Home, Kid.

ENSEMBLE #3:  Dad, Churchgoer #2, Darren, Teenager, Policeman, Doctor, Director.

ENSEMBLE #4:  Mom, Teacher, Churchgoer #3, Kid, Stranger Lady, Black Umbrella Puppeteer.

Sample

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Previous Performances

 

To listen to a reading by the author please use the link below – Thank you to “Art on the Air” – starts around 11.20

brech.com/aota/shows/AOTA-200904.mp3

*Punk Grandpa (one woman show version)

Chicago Fringe Festival, 2013

Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts, 2013

Orlando Fringe Festival, 2014

Elgin Fringe Festival, 2014

Stage 773, Chicago, w/Hip Hop Grandma, 2014

Three Cat Productions SOLO Chicago Festival, 2014

Chicago Solo Theatre, 2015

NYC Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, 2015

Chicago Dramatists’ Saturday Series (selection), 2013

Chicago Home Theater Festival (selection), 2014

*Punk Grandpa (multiple character version)

Waukegan Theatre Festival at Three Brothers Theatre, 2015

FRIGID New York Festival, 2016

Three Brothers Theatre’s season (expanded version), 2016

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