The Shaker Chair

Marion’s sister Dolly is staying with her; Dolly is distraught because her husband is having an affair. Jean—an environmental activist—invites Marion on an action. Marion, surprising herself, accepts and sets out on a journey to answer the question: How big should your circle of concern be? A play about three women in their sixties truly engaging their worlds.

Cast Requirements

2 men
3 women
1 girl
1 pig


“A briskly funny and bracing new play.”
Louisville Courier-Journal

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“Effectively and efficiently, it asks questions about personal and social responsibility, the cost of inaction and the importance of reverence for living things.”
Louisville LEO Weekly

“A warm quirky comedy.”
New York Times

Production and Development History

Productions: Humana Festival of New American Plays; Encore Theatre/Shotgun Players. Workshop: ACT, San Francisco.