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Making Ends Meet by Jim Gordon


ISBN #1-60513-014-9
JAC #2008-0011


The Cast

  • PAUL BELLOWS: An unemployed businessman in his 40s

  • THE PLUMBER: Local tradesman between 25-35

  • OLIVIA BELLOWS: A working housewife, attractive, 35-40

  • BRENDA: Olivia’s sister, 30-35                

  • MARK: The delivery boy, 25-30 


Paul and Olivia Bellows are struggling to pay their bills. Olivia has the perfect solution for solving their financial, as well as her more personal problem. Brenda, Olivia’s sister, is stunned when a local tradesman reveals Olivia’s preferred method of payment. Brenda confronts Paul with her shocking discovery, only to realize that, perhaps, even she might be willing to pay a price.    


The Setting

Present day; the living room of Paul and Olivia Bellows’ London apartment.


Playwright Bio
turned from acting to playwriting in 2000. His first full-length play won Colonial Players Theatre's Promising Playwright Award and was given a successful production at their theater in Annapolis, Md. Since then, his plays have won or been finalists in more than 60 national and international competitions and all have been produced. A number of his full-length and one-act plays have been published and his short plays appear in Smith and Kraus' Best Short Plays of 2005 and Best Short Plays of 2006. Gordon received the Alan Minieri Award for Playwriting Excellence from the American Globe Theatre in New York City. His university credits include a bachelor of science degree in theater arts from the State University of New York and a master of fine arts degree from Fairfield University. Gordon is a member of The Dramatists Guild.

Making Ends Meet by Jim Gordon

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