MAKE MULCH FROM IT by Arianna Rose

£3.50

When Susan’s estranged boyfriend Gordon shows up suddenly and unexpectedly in her apartment, they are forced to confront why their relationship fell apart.   More than one shocking revelation occurs as they struggle with how to accept what has happened and move forward. A play about the bonds of love conquering even death, and how apologies and forgiveness are the only way to pick up the pieces and start anew.

PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHS BY SHAY ROWAN

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CHARACTERS

GORDON: male, 30s or older, witty, uses humor as a shield, horticulturist and musician

SUSAN: female, 30s or older, usually practical but stuck in unhealthy patterns from this relationship.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Production, 2019 FIGHT LIKE A GIRL 2, King’s Arms Theatre Salsford, Manchester, England

Staged reading, 2019 WINNER VITERBO NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, WI

Workshop & Reading at Theatre Lab@FAU, winner, 2018 NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, FL, director Matt Stabile

Reading, 2019 DRUNKEN OWL THEATRE COMPANY, Seattle, WA

Reading at STAGES IN THE SUN, 2017, South Florida Theatre League @ Miramar Cultural Ctr

 

REVIEWS

RECOMMENDATIONS

“A powerful piece about surviving trauma and making peace with the ghosts (literally and metaphorically) of harmful past relationships. This make it sounds like it is pretty bleak, but it isn’t! It is empowering and wry and touching, with smart dialog and three-dimensional characters. ” – Kate Danley, Council Member, Dramatists Guild of America

“A poignant, haunting and mesmerising short play about the ghosts of our past relationships as well as the ghosts we became in those relationships. Rose examines the confounding irony of two people becoming more alive to one another once one of them has passed on, having distanced himself from destructive behaviors such as alcoholism. Love and life here are treated as natural cycles, subject to diverse temperaments and continuous renewal. This play will keep you thinking (and dreaming) long after you’ve finished. Read, produce, immediately!” Michael G. Hilton, playwright

“ I really loved this piece, it’s funny, it’s moving, it’s real and the audience will love it too.” – Andy Pilkington, Artistic Director, Fight Like a Girl Productions, Manchester England

 

MUSIC

Listen to the song used in the play – MULCH YOUR TROUBLES AWAY – CLICK HERE

Sheet music can be found at the end of the full script

RUNNING TIME

Approx 15-18 minutes

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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