Butterflies Are Free

Butterflies Are Free

by Leonard Gershe

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Overview

Comedy / Characters: 2 male, 2 female

Scenery: Interior

Young Don Baker, hero of his mother's children's book series, "Donny Dark" has been blind since birth, his overprotective mother following his every move. Don finally decides to take his own apartment in Manhattan and pursue his songwriting ambitions. When she meets his kooky neighbor, sexy actress Jill, Mrs. Baker's controlling instincts go into overdrive with hilariously touching results.

"A lovely play. It is funny when it means to

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780573606441
Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/23/2010
Pages: 84
Sales rank: 343,825
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

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Butterflies Are Free 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
HotWolfie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful, charming play. The characters are interesting to read (distinctive voices/personalities). I think the story overall is a little dated, but it's still entertaining. The idea of a blind man living independently or achieving success isn't so unique now. So the conflct of a blind young man wanting to go out on his own isn't really that eyebrow raising in 2011 but the play is still enjoyable despite this. I like the relationship between Jill and Don (finding love and holding onto it no matter what) and the relationship between Don and his overprotective mother (letting someone go because you love them).
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful, well-written, beautiful play. It is entertaining and funny and sad all at the same time. I'm performing a scene from it and I'm absolutley in love with the characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great play to read. I read it for my Theatre class and I could not put the book down. Blind boy trying to live on his own, but mother is too over protected, she doesn't think he can live on his own. This book is comical, sexy, and a little sad.