The Last Holdout


Ivan rebels when Dorothy, an administrator, thinks she knows what’s best for him. A sensitive show that highlights issues such as seniors not feeling that they are heard.

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  • Judd Lear Silverman
    1 man, 1 woman
    10 minutes

    About the play: Based loosely on a real-life story. When the menu changes at a local senior center for the members ‘own good,’ protest erupts—which reveals important issues affecting seniors, such as the need for autonomy and retaining one’s own voice. The characters are Ivan, a gentlemen of advanced years who is a regular at the senior center, and Dorothy, an administrator at the senior center who is at least 20 years Ivan’s junior.

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    About the playwright: Judd Lear Silverman is a Brooklyn-based playwright/director/teacher whose work has been seen across the country. He has been published widely and has won several awards for his plays. A member of the Dramatists Guild, he currently teaches Playwriting and English at Pace University in New York City.

    Also see our other plays by Judd Lear Silverman: Never Wear a Dead Man’s Shoes and Truth in Advertising.

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    Judd Lear Silverman


    Issue Oriented

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    10 Minute Play





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