by Jami Brandli
About the Play
Maxine, a book smart teenager, is caught between her older sister, a wounded soldier who just returned from the war in Iraq, and her ailing grandmother with a flair for American Musicals. With the help of her new imaginary friends—Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes—Maxine secretly creates a dating profile for her sister and successfully sets her up with another wounded vet. Life takes a darker turn when her grandmother announces she'll be ending her life and wants her family to support her final wish by throwing her a good-bye party. With that, Maxine has to grow up fast.
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Jami Brandli (Playwright)
Jami Brandli’s additional plays include S.O.E., M-Theory, ¡Soldadera!, Sisters Three and Bliss (or Emily Post is Dead!) which was named in The Kilroys Top 46 List. Winner of John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award, Holland New Voices Award and Aurora Theatre Company's GAP Prize. Jami teaches at Lesley University's low-residency MFA program. www.jamibrandli.com