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© 2014 by Christopher Demos-Brown

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WHEN THE SUN

   SHONE BRIGHTER

 

5M, 1W

 

WHEN THE SUN SHONE BRIGHTER follows the path

of a Cuban-American U.S. Senate hopeful whose

candidacy is threatened by the skeletons in his closet,

and explores how the fear of terrorism threatens

our civil liberties.

 

 

The play features three prominent roles for Hispanic actors

and deals with LGBT themes.

 

WHEN THE SUN SHONE BRIGHTER won both

Carbonell and Silver Palm Awards for Best New Work in 2011.

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HONORS:

 

●  Carbonell Award for Best New Work (2011)

●  Silver Palm Award for Best New Work (2011)

●  Nominee - Theatre Critics Association Steinberg Award (2011)

●  Finalist - National New Play Network Smith Prize (2009)
●  Winner - Actor’s Playhouse (Coral Gables, FL) “Page to Stage” Playwriting Contest (2009)

●  Winner - Stageworks Playwriting Contest (Tampa, FL, 2009)

●  Semi-Finalist - O’Neill Playwrights Conference (2009)

 

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REVIEWS:

 

"Playwright Christopher Demos-Brown makes full use

of the possibilities of theater.  Chief among his tools are elegant

transitions that underscore the ironies in Joe’s life with words

whose meanings shift with the scenes.  A scene of Joe making

a political speech slips on the back of a word into a bedroom tryst

with his gay lover, then rides on another phrase into a petty clash with his wife.  

[Demos-Brown is] a first-rate talent."

 

PALM BEACH ARTS PAPER - Jan Sjostrom

 

"Sometimes leavened by laughs -- particularly for those

who understand its judiciously placed, character-enhancing

snippets of Spanish -- WHEN THE SUN SHONE BRIGHTER

is a taut drama about the clash between morality and

political expediency, the disconnect between a public and private persona."

 

MIAMI HERALD - Christine Dolen

 

 

"[W]ithin a history lesson..., Demos-Brown has written a

cautionary tale about ambition and candor for our times."

 

PALM BEACH TIMES - Hap Erstein

 

 

Dan Domingues & John Herrera
Florida Stage, 2010