The Good Years

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Two middle-aged daughters with good intentions fix up their reluctant, widowed parents, but the daughters make a terrible mess of everything!

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  • afgy_7_croppedPenny Petersen
    95 minute comedy
    4 men, 4 women, 4-6 non-speaking gender-flexible roles

    What is it about? The Good Years is a romantic comedy in the style of The Fantasticks. Two middle-aged daughters fix up their reluctant, widowed parents. Instead of giving Libbi and Larry happiness, the daughters make a terrible mess of everything. A fake robbery, an actress in a clown suit, a guy’s night out bowling, and a fantasy nightmare add to the hilarity. Mimes, who represent ‘Fate,’ intervene to clear the confusion. The play combines charm and wit with a warm understanding of human nature. Best of all, love triumphs in the end. A hit every time it’s been staged! Simple scenic needs. 2 Acts.

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    Also available as a musical!

    What are they saying about the show?

    • “The Good Years” was fun, easy to pull together, had strong characters with a great plot. Never did I hear a single audience member say a bad thing about it–they all loved and enjoyed it! Eileen G.
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    Playwright

    Penny Petersen

    Genre

    Comedy, Romance

    Running Time

    Longer Play

    Men

    4

    Women

    4

    Either

    4, 5, 6

    Royalty
    Cast Size

    12, 13, 14

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