Pretty by Dan Berkowitz

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About The Play

Celia Kleeman (L) and Renee Erikson in the Turtle Shell Theater production (New York, NY).

Drama.  7-9 minutes.  2 females.  Suitable for high school and older.

First produced at Turtle Shell Theater (New York, NY) as part of the 8-Minute Madness Festival.  Prior to that,
Pretty was chosen for the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights Annual Play Reading Festival.

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Charley is a bright, eager, awkward, somewhat shy 14-year-old girl, who likes arithmetic and Dancing With the Stars, but more than anything wants to be reunited with--and live with--Cindy, the mother who abandoned her some time ago. But when the two of them meet, it becomes clear that Cindy's problems may be a bit more than Charley's wish can overcome.

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Did You Know?

Claudia Haas has created theatre in a nature preserve with a doe and fawn in the audience, at Sam's Club and in a cave.