A Matter of Time by Robert More


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A Matter of Time by Robert More

A Matter Of Time is a hilarious but affectionate look at the modern family as it copes with today's fast-paced and chaotic world . Welcome to the Kidney family! They have one dog, six gerbils, a cat, two rabbits, a bird, two kids, too much work, and too little time!

On the surface all seems well, but underneath pressures are building and conflicts are brewing. Liz and Ron (mom and dad) have stopped communicating. She feels overwhelmed and under-appreciated at home; he feels exactly the same at work. She feels “distances” between them; he hasn’t noticed. Thirteen year old Olivia has suddenly become the teenager who apparently isn’t listening to anyone any more, and the effervescent ten year old Stacy, as the play progresses, gradually becomes more and more withdrawn. Meanwhile, Grandad, who lost his life-long soul mate to cancer the year before, is going through his own personal crisis and facing a decision which could change the family forever.

With its powerful blend of humor and emotion, A Matter Of Time swings effortlessly between comedy and drama. It's an engaging story about the love, laughter and lunacy of family dynamics, as the Kidney’s struggle towards a new perspective which will allow them to re-connect and once again find the way to live happily in “time”.


First produced by Theatre Orangeville, 2005. Also produced by Victoria Playhouse Petrolia, 2007 and Magnus Theatre, 2008.
Keywords: Family, hilarious, heartwarming
Genre: Comedy/Drama

Acts: 2
Run time: 120 minutes
Suitable for students 16+

Cast size: 5 actors
Male roles: 2
Female roles: 3
STACY - 10-12 years old
OLIVIA - 13-15 years old
"A snapshot of life that everyone will relate to, A Matter of Time is a wonderful production that gives us insight into the fast-paced lifestyles we lead and implores us to reconnect with what really matters."
- Ashley Goodfellow, Orangeville Banner