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8.5 x 0.2 x 11.0




A Father's Son

By Playwright Carl Stillitano
average rating is 5 out of 5
Digital Copy $10 | Hard Copy $20

The play revolves around the character of Freddie Segal, a 70-year-old compulsive gambler who has a strained relationship with his sons, Eric and Matt. Freddie and Eric live together, and the play follows their interactions and struggles with money, relationships, and addiction.   

The play also introduces other characters, such as Allie, the building manager, and Lola, a woman attending Sex Addicts Anonymous meetings. Throughout the play, the characters grapple with their personal issues and try to find a way to navigate their complicated lives.   

The script contains dialogue between Freddie and Matt, where they discuss topics such as money owed, family dynamics, sports preferences, negotiation tactics, exercise, and Freddie's request for an escort. Matt often dismisses Freddie's requests or ideas, leading to tension between them.

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Reading plays that explore mental health challenges can offer numerous key benefits

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Increased Awareness and Understanding: These plays provide insight into  mental health issues, helping readers gain a deeper understanding of various conditions such as anxiety, depression, addiction, and more.

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"It delves into the challenges of a dysfunctional family and raises questions about forgiveness, self-discovery, and personal responsibility. Overall, it is a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant piece of theater that offers a unique perspective on the human experience."

The Author

Carl Stillitano

Carl Stillitano is a writer, playwright, director, and producer originally from Mount Vernon, New York. With over three decades of experience, he has served as an artistic director for Seva Productions and One Heart theater companies in NYC, while also mentoring artists and youth through self-actualization workshops.

Personal Motovations

An homage to a modern-day Willie Loman, my play encapsulates the struggles and aspirations of individuals navigating the complexities of contemporary society. Drawing inspiration from the timeless themes explored in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," I sought to portray the modern-day equivalent of Loman's existential journey. Through my narrative, I aim to shed light on the universal human experiences of ambition, disillusionment, and the quest for meaning in a rapidly changing world.

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