Writers Block: David Caudle, Visiting Hours
A slow-burning, perceptive chamber drama about sacrifice and betrayal, honesty and self-delusion . . . Miami New times
Miami, Florida. The present. A Lesbian couple's longtime relationship is threatened when their estranged adult son resurfaces, having been arrested for Aggravated Assault. Their struggle mirrors that of any couple, gay or straight, faced with the prospect that their child may never be "okay." Visiting Hours will be directed by Tony Torn and presented in association with the Torn Page salon and Apartment 929 Theatre Company where early development of the play took place.
Immensely engaging . . . Caudle examines the boundaries of love and acceptance, and the sometimes manipulative competition that filial love can create . . . New Orleans Times Picyune
Voted the best new play of 2012 by the Times-Picayune, the New Orleans production featured local celebrity Becky Allen and was directed by Ann Mahoney who plays Olivia on the Walking Dead.
DAVID CAUDLE is an alumnus of the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group at Primary Stages, where he has developed several plays, including Downwrd Facing Debbie, Likeness, Leg Man, South Beach Rapture, Damsel and The Common Swallow, and most recently, the original musical Show People, with music composed by James Rubio. His play Visiting Hours was named Best New Play of 2012 by the Times-Picayune for its premiere production by Rising Shiners theater company in New Orleans. Currently residing in New York, Mr. Caudle is a Miami native who often sets his plays in his hometown, or premieres them there.
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