I'd Know You Anywhere
I'd Know You
Anywhere is a fast-paced, irreverent, but
ultimately tender-hearted comedy in which a happily
single woman is reluctantly reunited with the daughter
she gave up for adoption twenty-six years before. As the
daughter's own unplanned pregnancy is revealed, both
women are thrown into an urgent and often hilarious
collision with questions of heredity vs. environment.
Surprises multiply as a cast of well-intentioned
blunderers confronts the roles of choice, fate and the
unpredictable in determining life's most important
Three women, one man (three actors are double-cast).
Awards and History.
Produced by Actors' Theatre, Talent, OR, 1999;
Winner of the New American Comedy contest, Ukiah Players
Selected for the Northwest Playwrights Series, Lord
Leebrick Theatre, Eugene, OR, 1995.
Workshop production, Ukiah Players Theatre, Ukiah, CA,
Staged readings, Actors Theatre, Talent, OR, 1995;
Lord Leebrick Theatre, Eugene, OR, 1995.
"New work by Dori Appel shines... An intriguing
comedy that covers a lot of ground . . . Don't miss
it", Medford Mail Tribune, Medford, Oregon
"Appel manages with deft skill to explore the
emotionally charged issue of adoption rights from
the perspectives of the natural mother, the adoptive
mother, and the child who binds them together."
Grants Pass Daily Courier, Grants Pass Oregon
"With this production, Actors' Thatre goes from
community theater to innovative theater . . . Kudos
to artistic drector Peter Alzado for producing
something new." Ashland Daily Tidings, Ashland,