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The Hope and Heartache Diner

by Lindsay Price

Diners are a special place. You can get your coffee, fall in love, and find light when the world is dark.

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 About 70 minutes
Act 1: 40 minutes, Act 2: 30 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 16
6 M | 7 W | 3 Any Gender


Unit set


 66 pages

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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, The Hope and Heartache Diner can also be performed under the following scenarios.

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Diners are a special place. You can get your coffee, fall in love, and find light when the world is dark. Duke’s is a family business - four generations strong.

Felix wants one last hurrah before leaving for college. She’s doing the full run - open to close - just like her grandpa did when he was a teenager. But why? Everyone knows Felix can barely wipe tables. Why is she trying so hard to connect? And what happens when Felix’s parents announce they’re selling the diner?

A wonderful character piece with parts for everyone.


Characters

 16
6 Men, 7 Women, 3 Any Gender

FELIX BROWN [A]
190 lines
(17) A teen with a big imagination, a big heart, but also a little self-centred.
SAM BROWN [M]
57 lines
(53) Felix’ dad. Loves to feed people. He solves problems with food. Plays himself as a teen and an adult. Married to…
NELL BROWN [W]
58 lines
(45) (Nelka Rolek) Nell is practical, stern but filled with love. Plays herself as a teen and an adult.
LOO BROWN [A]
68 lines
(19) Lucja (Lubomir if male). Loo is confident and knows what she wants. Can be male or female.
WIKI BROWN [W]
8 lines
(15) Wikoria. Timid. Loud places scare her. She bakes and is home schooled.
RAT [A]
79 lines
(19) Rat is rough around the edges, to the point that violence is always just under the surface. But she’s working on it. She has plans for the future. Can be male or female.
MISSION [W]
84 lines
(17) Mission is a southern belle with an unstable past. In the present she is bright and bubbly. But don’t cross her.
Earl [M]
53 lines
Felix’s Great-grandfather. A jokester. A ghost that purposefully looks as he did as a teenager.
Betty [W]
64 lines
Felix’s Great-grandmother. A sweetheart with smarts. A ghost that purposefully looks as she did as a teenager.
Felix Sr. [M]
62 lines
Felix’ grandfather. A ladies’ man as a teen, married once and never again after his wife died young. He and Felix were together every day of Felix's life. He is the source for all of Felix's stories.

The Diners


BLT [M]
7 lines
CHOPPER [M]
7 lines
STEW [M]
4 lines
JELLY [W]
4 lines
LADYBUG [W]
4 lines lines
SUNNY [W]
4 lines

The DINERS also play CUSTOMERS


RAINE
6 lines
HAMIL
14 lines
MS. BRONSTEIN
6 lines
LOST
21 lines
SHRUG
16 lines
ASHLEY
16 lines
AMBER
3 lines
ERIC
11 lines
MAUDE
13 lines
MS GILLMAN
15 lines
MILO
14 lines
DONNIE
33 lines
REBECCA
19 lines
AVERY
22 lines
SHANNON
35 lines
JAENA
23 lines
DEAN
28 lines
LIAM
31 lines
COOPER
34 lines

The DINERS also play WORKERS


PAULA
27 lines
BRENDA
14 lines
CRYSTAL
8 lines
FALCON
7 lines
ANNABELL
17 lines


Prop List

bell, frying pan, duffle bag, cup, dollar, sweater, hat, dishtowel, knife, apron, jacket, pie plate, small piece of paper, pen and pad, carafe of coffee


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 About 70 minutes
Act 1: 40 minutes, Act 2: 30 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 16
6 M | 7 W | 3 Any Gender


Unit set


 66 pages

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