Dad, I Hardly Know You

Just when never-married, forty-something Victor thinks he may have talked his new girlfriend Andrea, an unemployed erotic yoga instructor, into moving in with him, his estranged father Abe barges back into his life—suitcase in hand.

Abe’s obsession with his own aging body and his take-no-prisoners tendency to say whatever crosses his mind leads to confessions Vic is not ready to hear. Just when Vic thinks he’s had enough, Andrea delivers the ultimatum he fears the most—and only Abe can help him.

“Dad, I Hardly Know You” looks at dysfunctional families and the ways that we can learn to forgive even those who have hurt us the most.

A comedy in one act
Adult audiences
Approx. 65 pages
Cast size: 3

Production History:

January 22, 2012, 3 PM, Hipbone Studio, 1847 E Burnside, Portland, OR. Staged reading as part of Fertile Ground Festival of New Works double-billing with Miriam Feder’s “Ephemory.” Directed by Dorinda Toner.

Cast: David Roberts as Vic, Phil Giesy as Abe, Alyssa Roehrenbeck as Andrea.

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