All Other Nights
by Barry Brodsky
Ben Packer has suffered a stroke and cant continue running his family
business. His wife, Nettie, has sent for their two neer-do-well children:
Aaron, a failed folk singer, and Ruth, an idealistic social worker. The family,
along with Ben and Netties only friend, Ozzie, and Mark, an aspiring
tv writer who
has longed to marry Ruth, gather for a Passover seder. At the seder, broken dreams
of the past humorously collide with brighter hopes for the future.
RUTH PACKER: Mid-30s, out of work social activist
NETTIE PACKER: Ruths mother, former singer
AARON PACKER: Ruths brother, late 30s, not Bob Dylan
BEN PACKER: Ruths father, Zipper fixer
MARK STEIN: Mid-30s, TV writer wannabee
OZZIE GOLDMAN: 60s, wise family friend
The Packer household in an east coast city.
Passover, the present.