ISBN: 9781783191659
Binding: PaperBack

Dream of Perfect Sleep

Kevin Kautzman

PaperBack
£9.99

Dream of Perfect Sleep is the story of an ageing couple, Mary and Gene, and their adult children - recovering-addict Robert and new-ager Melissa. Mary suffers from severe vertigo and just wants to watch her TV show. Gene is busy organizing a very special holiday dinner, but party planning isn’t exactly his strong suit. When the estranged kids come home for the holidays, Gene reveals some unexpected news that threatens to destroy the family’s already strained bonds…

A funny, heartwarming and powerful story of hope and loss in the face of dementia and terminal illness as an elderly couple plan their last days on earth.

Winner of both the Kernodle New Play and Southwestern Playwriting Awards.

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781783191659
Binding PaperBack

Reviews

‘…there is a feeling of raw truth about this play that is constantly absorbing’. - What's OnStage ★★★★

‘A funny, heartwarming and powerful story of hope and loss …as an elderly couple plan their last days on earth’ -  Broadway World

‘…a play that seeks to tug at your heartstrings and not overburden you with guilt and scenes of familial dysfunction’. - Everything Theatre

‘Kautzman has written a perfectly good family play, with palpable echoes of O'Neill.’ – Michael Billington, Guardian

‘Witty, insightful.’ – Time Out

‘An original insight into dementia.’ – Stage

‘The story is moving and the questions Kautzman asks of death and aging are resounding.’ – Younger Theatre

‘[Kautzman] tackles serious themes without ever being heavy-handed or too earnest.’ – Public Reviews