Harry and Marge
Contest Placement: Third Place out of several hundred of the top plays in North America submitted to the Humana Festival of New American Plays, for the Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, KY
Logline: A couple on the verge of divorce is trapped in a remote wilderness location and must confront and overcome the demons of their past.
Synopsis: Harry Bowman is a verbally and physically abusive alcoholic and poker addict who has been making his wife, Marge's, life miserable for years. Marge is a woman trapped in a cycle of abuse, afraid to stay, afraid to leave. She tries to stand up to Harry, but he always gets his way, until the day she finds evidence of his affair with another woman. Marge is on the verge of filing for divorce when her daughter, Grace, hoping to save their marriage, tricks both Harry and Marge into meeting at a remote cabin, where there is no way out. Here, they must confront and overcome the demons of their past. In doing so, they achieve a spiritual awakening, find out what true love really means, and renew their commitment to one another.
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