Action and Reaction


After witnessing a crime, a husband and wife react differently and suddenly their lives are turned upside down.

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  • Joël Henning Doty
    10 minutes
    1 man, 1 woman

    After witnessing a crime, a husband and wife react differently and suddenly their lives are turned upside down.

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    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.

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    Joël Henning Doty



    Running Time

    10 Minute Play





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    Ageless, Crime, Marriage