The Dangers of VD (Valentines Day)

Play

New Work
Writers: Chris McKerracher

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
3
First Produced
2014
Genres
Comedy
Settings
Contemporary, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
Present Day
Cast Size
small
Ideal for
Community Theatre, Regional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes elderly, mature adult, young adult characters

Synopsis

The Dangers of VD (Valentine’s Day) combines uproarious laughs with interesting social commentary about the role of sex in marriage, set against the background of Valentine's Day. Gramps and Gran yearn for the romance of their younger days while their daughter-in-law, Paulette, and her husband, Henry, deal with his lack of interest in sex. Meanwhile, Paulette's daughter is being coached to dress in revealing clothing to attract men by her Aunt Jean who is a divorcee and secretly jealous of her sister’s long-term marriage.

Will Gran and Gramps come to terms with the challenges of senior sex? Will Paulette discover why her loving, devoted husband can’t bring himself to be intimate with her? Will the plan to have Jean date Henry work out the way Paulette hopes?

Lead Characters