Canyon’s Edge

A bittersweet romantic comedy about regret and atonement.

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Synopsis

While making a long-postponed trip to the Grand Canyon, an elderly widower and his wife encounter a young woman in the throes of a personal dilemma.

Roles

  • Female: 2
  • Male: 1
  • Total roles: 3
Roy
A retired man in his late 60’s.
Coral
Roy’s wife, in her early 60’s.
Kathy
An emotional young woman, late 20’s – early 30’s.

Setting & Set Requirements

Simple setting. A scenic lookout at the edge of the Grand Canyon.

Awards

  • 2011 – Audience Favorite, 3Roses Writer Speaks, CA
  • 2008 – Best of Fest, Estrogenius Short Play Festival, NY

Productions

  • 2023 – 15 Minute Theater Festival, Korea
  • 2022 – Studio Players, KY
  • 2022 – Open Eye Theater, NY
  • 2021 – Colonial Playhouse, PA
  • 2015 – The Barbara Collection, Hyehwadong 1Bunji, Seoul, S. Korea
  • 2015 – 15 Minute Play Festival, Incheon, S. Korea
  • 2015 – Studio Players, KY
  • 2015 – Eden Prairie Players, MN
  • 2015 – Cashiers Friends of the Library, FL
  • 2015 – Something Marvelous, IL
  • 2015 – Theater Workshop of Owensboro, KY
  • 2014 – King’s Players, WA
  • 2013 – Bouquete Players, Panama
  • 2013 – Secret Theater, NY
  • 2012 – Eden Prairie Players, MN
  • 2012 – Gulfport Community Players, FL
  • 2012 – F.A.C.T. Words and Wine, NY
  • 2012 – Sundog Theater, NY (performed as “Railing’s Edge”)
  • 2011 – Arlington Friends of the Drama, MA
  • 2011 – 3Roses Writer Speaks, CA
  • 2009 – Little Theater on Broad St., CT
  • 2009 – Voice of Vashon Radio Theater Series, WA
  • 2009 – Theater@First, MA
  • 2009 – Boca Raton Theater Guild, FL
  • 2009 – Potluck Productions, MO
  • 2008 – Nantucket Short Play Festival, MA
  • 2008 – Theater 9/12, Seattle, WA
  • 2008 – Estrogenius Short Play Festival, NY
  • 2008 – ArtsCenter, NC
  • 2008, New Provincetown Players, MA
  • 2008 – Lakeshore Players, MN
  • 2008 – Acadia Theater Company, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • 2008 – 6 Women Playwrighting Festival, CO
  • 2008 – Acme Theater, MA
  • 2008 – Sundog Theater, NY (performed as “Railing’s Edge”)

Sample

 Kathy: You’re married, right?  What do you think about all that “’til death do us part” business?  Do you think that’s a promise that should be kept no matter what?  If you don’t mind my asking.

  Roy: There’s some good reasons to break a promise, but there’s lots of bad ones, too.  You want to be sure about why.  You don’t want to wish later that you hadn’t.

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