P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
Step Away, A
By: Ed Vela
Cast: 7 M, 4 F, 5 flexible (With doubling: 5 M, 4 F)
Performance Time: Approximately 90 minutes, 74 pgs.
CHRISTMAS COMEDY. Art, a divorced father of three, and Rhonda, a widow with two sons, have eloped, purchased a new house, and are looking forward to moving in together and living like one big happy family. The only problem is that Art’s kids don’t know about Rhonda’s kids, and Rhonda’s kids don’t know about Art’s kids. Rhonda and Art manage to keep the secret until moving day when their kids finally meet each other and find out—to their horror—that they’ll be living together in a cramped 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath home. Things go downhill quickly as family members are forced to cope with endless annoyances including putrid foot odor, excessive back slapping, belching on command, and using the living room as a closet. And amongst all these “heartwarming” family moments there remains important family decisions to be made like whether or not to buy whole milk or 2-percent milk or to have a real or artificial Christmas tree. But in the end, though the Christmas tree may be artificial, there’s a chance that this family may become a real family after all!
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Scripts: $8.95 each
Prompt Book: $16.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $75.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $291.00 (19 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)