|Nearest Large City:||Los Angeles, CA|
|Play Title:||The Last Of The Daytons|
The Last of the Daytons is about how one incident can define and change a person's life forever. It is also about the universal human longing for family.
At first glance, Melina and Bob, Jodie and Devon might not be seen as "normal." Not that many people talk to invisible friends, escape from hospitals in their pajamas, or collect epitaphs. Not too many seventeen year old boys wear their Mother's bustiers. However, what these characters have found are various ways to cope with the past.
All, except Devon, have put the past into storage. Devon is looking for his father, whom he has never known. Nobody in the family will help him so he posts a message on LostRelatives.com - Bastard son searching for George Remington Dayton - and finds his uncle Matthew, who has been looking for him.
Matthew, the seemingly normal one, brings everything into the open, and changes everybody. The family needs him, but in the end, he needs it more.
|Theme:||Longing for family|
|Notes:||Semi-finalist O'Neill. Several staged readings in Los Angeles, not yet produced.|