by Julie Fitzpatrick

It’s the winter of 2017. Recently divorced and raising her child alone in the town in which she grew up, Julie has returned to Guilford, CT. Upon the mysterious visit of a stranger on a snowy night, Julie is prompted to return to her childhood home. After some misgivings, she does so, and it is in that home from her past that she experiences flashbacks to her beloved brother’s fall into the grasp of mental illness. Poetic, touching, and honest, 77 U-Turn is about going home again, parenting, love, loss, confusion and what happens when we turn around and look back before moving forward.

  • Cast Size: 1W
  • Running Time: About an Hour
  • Royalty Rate: $50 per performance

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About the Playwright

Julie Fitzpatrick is a playwright, poet, performer and acting/improv teacher. She is a member of The Guilford Poets’ Guild and The Playwrights Circle and has had poems published with Poets’ Choice and Allegory Ridge. Her pandemic poetry series, Church on The Screen, will be released this fall. Julie has taught classes and workshops with Legacy Theatre, St. Martin de Porres Academy, Madison Arts Barn, Guilford Performing Arts Festival, Moses Gunn Theater Company, and Wheel Life Theatre Troupe. She is also a private acting coach and an adjudicator for Shoreline Alliance for the Arts. Julie’s acting credits run the gamut from Off-Broadway to regional theater and her Film/TV work includes Law & Order, The OA, Very Sorry, Cold Tea, The Share, Fragments of a Home, and Inventory. Julie lives with her favorite guys: her husband Pete and her sons, Fitz and Gracen. www.juliefitzpatrick.com

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