Ghosts of the Loyal Oaks


Larry Ketron

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 2 Female

The scene is the backyard terrace at the up-to-date home of Wylan, a once-adventurous young man who has settled down to the small town affluence provided by his family's auto parts stores

Wylan has also lost his wife, Esta, to the easygoing, beer-guzzling Cooper, who once worked for him and whom he has hired to paint his house. Esta also turns up to ask whether she can use Wylan's shower, and shortly thereafter they are joined by Davis, once Cooper's best friend and now the manager of one of Wylan's stores

As it happens, the reason why Cooper lost his own job was because he "covered" for his erstwhile friend when Davis stole time off to visit a bordello - and the resulting feud between the two forms the very funny heart of the play

" Ketron's wittiest and most cohesive play to date, full of unexpected turns and remarks from left field that end up being very tightly tie to the main point" - Village Voice

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