MOONLIGHT & LOVE SONGS
by Scott C. Sickles
Five years after their breakup, architect Harry Wallace unexpectedly encounters his much-younger ex Jim, who wants him back. Unsettled, Harry reflects on their romance, one that was filled with great affection, great sex, and great classic movies. Harry’s no-nonsense sister Diane was deeply concerned by their significant age difference, while his brother-in-law Ben just wanted him to be happy. When a disturbing revelation imploded their motion picture perfect romance, Harry and Jim were left to pick up the shambles of their suddenly separate lives. Back in the present, Harry must confront the question: what’s stopping them from being together now?
- Cast Size: 5M 2W
- Running Time: 90+ minutes
- Royalty Rate: $75 per performance
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You must remember this… a love story with all the passion and heartbreak of the inspiration — one of many — for this play. Harry and Jim seem made for each other, but when cruel truth and reality as intractable as time intervene, you will see that even if they are destined to never be together forever — if indeed that is the case — love has a powerful hold. In this case, however, it is a painful grip. Scott Sickles creates a world of hard truth and fierce passion.
Scott Sickles’ signature blend of romance and rue is beautifully on display in this complex and heartbreaking love story. With typical Sicklesian humor, he dissects a May/December relationship, turns it upside down and shakes up everything and everyone, including his audience. May/December romances may not be new, but in Sickles’ consistently fresh points of view, hearts full of passion, jealousy and hate are never out of date, and must be examined anew.
What is more dangerous than a horny teenager with a fake i.d.? Harry finds love for the first time in a long while with the much younger Jim. Unfortunately Jim is even younger than Harry realizes–too young–and their affair results in Harry’s losing his reputation and, nearly, his freedom. Five years after their breakup they meet again. Can they resume where they left off, or, as in one of Harry’s beloved three-hankie classic movies, must they part forever? A memorable, emotionally charged work.