Gruesome Playground Injuries

Play

Writers: Rajiv Joseph

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
1
First Produced
2011
Genres
Drama, Dark Comedy
Settings
Contemporary, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
various locations over the course of 30 years
Cast Size
small
Orchestra Size
None
Dancing
None
Ideal for
small cast, professional theatre, regional theatre, college/university theatre, young characters, two-hander, star role- female, star role- male, star vehicle (female), star vehicle (male)
Casting Notes

Includes young adult, adult characters

Synopsis

It’s not your typical love story: Doug and Kayleen meet at the nurse’s office in their elementary school; she’s got a painful stomach ache, and he’s all banged up from a running dive off the roof of the school. Over the next thirty years, these scar-crossed lovers meet again and again, brought together by injury, heartbreak, and their own self-destructive tendencies. With great compassion and humor, playwright Rajiv Joseph (Broadway’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) crafts a compelling and unconventional love story about the intimacy between two people when they allow their defenses to drop and their wounds to show.

Lead Characters