WHAT WE NEED
by Ken Untiedt
Alex Jones is divorced, struggling in his relationship with his kids, floundering at romantic efforts, and feeling lost in life. By chance, he forms a friendship with Walter, a WWII Veteran he meets at a grocery store. As he learns more about Walter and his life, Alex gains an appreciation for the opportunities before him, and he starts taking chances. Alex introduces his kids to Walter, and to his nurse. As they all embrace a new chapter in their lives, Alex allows himself the courage get to know other interesting people around him—and to truly know himself in the process.
- Cast Size: 6M 9W
- Running Time: 90+ minutes
- Royalty Rate: $75 per performance
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About the Playwright
Ken Untiedt is a Professor of English at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he has taught courses in American literature since 2003. He grew up in the Midwest, but moved to West Texas after joining the U. S. Air Force. He worked for six years as a jet mechanic, and after his enlistment ended he became a police officer on the Lubbock Police Department, where he worked for nearly thirteen years while he earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. He and his wife live on a small farm just west of Nacogdoches, Texas.