A Good American


a play in two acts


Powerful and universal, A GOOD AMERICAN – based on the life of the playwright - is the true story of a suburban New Jersey family torn apart by religious conflict.

While the father raises the three children upstairs in the open as Catholics, the mother, having converted, but now suffering a crisis of guilt and remorse, creates a separate and secret life of Judaism for herself and her children in the basement. The middle child, Annie, is torn between an upstairs / downstairs existence and lives in terror of her father finding out. It is up to Annie to find her own identity and break the cycle of prejudice and conflict if she can.

Originally developed for film, A GOOD AMERICAN has been adapted into a stageplay.

Stageplay by: Denise David Williams
Original Screenplay by: Angela Workman




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