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Family — A Play

FamilyARTby Eric Samuelsen

(For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, LDS & Other Church Groups)

In Family, real life becomes a bad weekend for the well-educated, intellectual, gospel-grounded, well-to-do Hull family. One daughter has left her husband (whom she may or may not really have shot), a son has left his mission early, and another daughter, an R.M., has left graduate school. Not exactly ideal. Their dark space monologues reveal the reality they’re in as a place that they don’t want to tell anyone of and almost can’t speak about. Even the parents who burn the roast or buy the wrong salad have to re-decide who they are and what they mean to each other as individuals and within the family unit; that in order to move toward being Gods, which is the whole point, they each have to constantly reinvent themselves, be reborn, re-think, re-decide. Winner of the Association for Mormon Letters Drama Award for 2005. Also published in Sunstone Magazine.


  • 2M 5W 1TG
  • One Interior
  • About 2 hours
  • ORDER # 2029

Available for ALL producing groups.


  • The PERUSAL PAGES file for FAMILY is a PDF document that contains Act One of the 2-act play. It is downloadable by clicking FamilyPERUSAL.


  • Script in PDF format — Order #2029a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

  • First Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2029d : $75

  • Second Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2029e : $65

  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • ZTPerformanceLicenceApp2016 (in PDF format) to download our Performance License Application. No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us. (We are working on an ONLINE PDF filler form)


  • Dixie College (now Dixie State University) In St.George — 2006
  • Brigham Young University — 2005


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