- Long Division
Argentine-American architect, Marc Sumariva, lost custody of his partner’s six-year-old daughter, Eva, when Elliot died in a 1996 car accident. Eva’s maternal grandparents gained custody and refused Marc access to Eva. Elliot’s will dictates that Eva is to inherit half ownership of the home that Elliot and Marc shared in Tamalpais Valley, California, when she becomes 18. Now, in 2008, Eva wants to live in the home with her ill and destitute grandfather. Marc agrees to the arrangement, in spite of major conflicts with Henry. He calls his mother, Norma, to be there for their arrival, just to “even the playing field.”
“ ‘Long Division’ deftly frames inner worlds and outer geographies, cultural betrayals and personal delusions, and a country’s jilted expectations as catalyst to individuality and redemption. Long after reading KJ’s play, his characters come frequently to mind. His play is a vivid telling, worthy of your consideration.” – Pema Teeter, writer and editor
Finalist for the Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition, 2014 MetLife Foundation.
Two-Act – 1 hr. 45 min. – one set
3M: 30-40, 40, 75
3F: 17-18, 27, 72