The Best Worst That Can Happen

by Jean Koppen

Joanna is worried about her mother’s failing memory. Margie is concerned about her daughter’s career and love life. In truth, both are terrified about how they will handle the worst that can happen – Margie contracting Alzheimer’s Disease. When an unlikely new housemate enters their lives and his movie producer brother pays an unexpected visit, both Margie and Joanna discover the best that can happen in the worst situation.

  • Cast Size: 2M 2W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Jean Koppen is an award-winning playwright and founding member of Pipeline Playwrights. Her plays have been presented at the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival and produced across the country including at Keegan Theatre (D.C.), the Capital Fringe Festival (D.C.), SkyPilot Theatre (LA), and The Alumnae Theatre (Toronto). Jean’s short play “Capsmittment” was Active Culture’s 2012 playwriting competition winner, and “Got a Light?” was a finalist in City Theatre’s 2019 National Award for Short Playwriting. Jean’s full-length “Unprotected” was a Trustus Playrights’ Festival Finalist and “Someplace Better” was a Finalist in The Garden script development program. Jean’s play The Best Worst That Can Happen is available for purchase and licensing through Next Stage Press. Jean is an alumnae of the Kennedy Center Playwrights Intensive, a member of Honor Roll! and a Dramatist Guild member.

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H. Russ Brown

A hilarious, heartfelt hit!

We produced this show as our season opener at College of the Mainland and we were THRILLED with the audience response. The show is guaranteed to win the hearts of audiences – they laughed out loud and were moved to tears. It’s such an honest, sincere and relatable tale… and our actors fell in love with their characters.

5 months ago

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