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No Politics by Patrick M. Brennan

ISBN #1-60513-033-8
JAC #2009-0003


  • JACK: 30
  • AMY: 30, Jack’s wife
  • ARTHUR: 60, Amy’s father
  • CAROL: 45, Arthur’s wife
  • DIANE: 55, Arthur’s ex-wife
  • TELEVISION REPORTER: a voice-over

Plot Summary

It’s not easy for Jack and Amy. All they want to do is have a nice family get-together without igniting another War Between the States. But when Amy’s father Arthur, her mother Diane, and Arthur’s new wife Carol, come over to celebrate the impending birth of Jack and Amy’s baby, it’s hard to keep the “P-word” out of the conversation. Somewhere between “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”, No Politics is a hilarious and provocative exploration of a group of people who love each other even as they stare at each other across the Red-Blue divide.

The Setting

Jack and Amy’s home, mid-March 2003.

RMattson.jpg (41868 bytes)Author Biography

Patrick M Brennan is a playwright trapped inside the body of a computer programmer. He has written many short plays which have been performed in and around Boston, New York, and around the world. His short play Get Out Of My American Way was performed at the 2002 Boston Theater Marathon and was subsequently published by Baker's Plays. He is also the author of three full-length plays, including First Person Shooter, which won the Best Plays 2000 competition at Stageplays.com, was published by the Internet Theatre Bookshop in 2001, and has had several productions around the world. Patrick is President and webmaster of Playwrights’ Platform. See more of Patrick's work at www.pbrennan.net.

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