Joël Henning Doty
1 man, 1 woman
In this harrowing drama, a husband and wife have just witnessed a violent crime, and they’re back safely in their living room. Marion admits she wasn’t thinking when she jumped out of the car, ran up to a few thugs who were beating someone up, and yelled, “Stop!” The crisis on the street is over now. But what lingers on is their differing opinions about the event, leading to a moment of reckoning in their 40-year marriage.
This play is included in AGELESS! 11 Short Plays Celebrating Seniors.
About the playwright: Joël Henning Doty has a BA from University of Michigan, MA from Northeastern Illinois and advanced playwriting at Webster University. A member of the Dramatists Guild, her one act plays have been produced around the country.
Production history: Action and Reaction has been seen in Los Angeles, Boston, New York, St. Louis and Sydney, Australia, and was a finalist for the Heideman award at the 2011 Humana Festival.