Just a Dinner by Katherine Albers


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Just a Dinner by Katherine Albers

A rom-com for the over fifties.

Candace and Oliver, a widow and a divorcé, are two fifty-somethings who have resorted reluctantly to internet dating. Initially there are sparks but before long their differences in personality begin to manifest: Oliver is an inveterate planner while Candace prefers to live life more spontaneously. It doesn’t help that their adult kids don’t particularly get along. Their conflicts reach a climax when Oliver proposes marriage and Candace rejects the proposal.

However, neither is happy without the other and subsequent internet dates for each make them realize what they'd had. Their kids, whose entreaties for them to get back together fall on deaf ears, decide to take matters into their own hands. The final scene sees them taking tentative steps to reunite.

Keywords: internet dating, dating later in life, rom-com

Just a Dinner received a reading at Firehall Theatre, Niagara Falls ON, January 2024

Genre: Comedy
Acts: 2
Run time: 105 minutes
Content note: Contains mild swearing, some references to sexual activity

Cast size: 4 actors
Male roles: 2
Female roles: 2
Casting notes: One female and one male should be over 50 y.o., the other two 30 or less. All characters can be of any race.