The 13th of Paris
Published by Dramatic Publishing
3 Male 3 Female
Terrified that the love between him and his girlfriend, Annie, won't live up to the love in his grandparents' letters, Vincent seeks romantic advice from a dapper ghost in a pinstripe suit-his Parisian grandfather, Jacques
Jacques is appalled when Vincent describes the manners of 21st-century dating and gives his grandson a crash course in finding real romance and listening to his heart
The lesson begins with Jacques recreating the elaborate ways he wooed Vincent's grandmother, Chloe, but is interrupted in the middle of the night by the rambunctious visit of Jessica, Annie's best friend from high school, and her husband, William
Jessica and William introduce Vincent to a whole different kind of love and open his eyes to just how much he means to Annie
But will Vincent learn how to see the romance in his own life?
And is the love he imagines possible in the 21st century?
Winner of the Edgerton New American Play Award
Runs about 90 minutes
"A romantic comedy that plays fancifully with time and space while its young American hero encounters the eternal spirit of Parisian amour. Smart has interesting things to say about life and love about the larger differences which both unite and divide us. He doesn't solve the enigma of love, of course, but he makes us feel good about love's possibility" ~ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette