Bridge & Tunnel – by Taniya Hossain

Synopsis: Sarah, a suburban housewife, befriends her gay neighbor Mike when he loses his longtime companion in a motorcycle accident. The two form a strange bond when Mike learns that Sarahâ s first husband was also killed in a car accident. They spend their nights mourning their lost loves in their own unique way until Mike realizes Sarahâ s grief exceeds his own.

Setting: A suburban neighborhood in New Jersey.
Time Period: The present

Cast Size: 1W/ 3M
Casting:
Sarah Gurney, 31 F.    Sarah is a housewife and mother on her second marriage.

Charlie Gurney, 37 M.   Charlie, Sarah’s husband, is a charming and well-regarded family man.

Mike Hart, 31 M.        Mike, a former club boy who has sobered, longs for the quiet life of his childhood. He’s recently lost his long time partner, Stew.

Kelly Soron, 32 M.      He’s a queen who has mellowed slightly with age.

Design Needs: Mike’s kitchen
Sarah’s kitchen
The yard in between Mike and Sarah’s house.
* The play only needs a few pieces to suggest a kitchen. The scenes should be fluid.

This Play Is: unpublished

Production History: Produced as part of The Chance Theater’s First Chance Festival 2003 in Anaheim, California, The Looking Glass Theater’s Spring Forum 2003 in New York, New York.
Awards Review Quotes: Received Honorable Mention at the 2002 Pittsburgh New Works Festival

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