Soccer and Haircuts by Norm Reynolds


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Soccer and Haircuts by Norm Reynolds

Patrick is a good father to Sam, but he doesn’t like doing it. Bernard notices. It’s an audacious idea: offer to take your best friend’s child off his hands. Who is the better father? The godfather who offers to raise Sam, or his real dad? May the best father win….

Keywords: parenting, fatherhood, adoption

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Acts: 1
Run time: 10 minutes
Suitable for students 14+
Content note: This play is critical about the topic of parenting, which some may find a sensitive issue.

Cast size: 3 actors
Male roles: 2
Trans/Non-Binary/Gender Non-Conforming roles: 1
Casting note: The part of the son "Sam" is meant to be a young child - 5 or 6 years of age, in appearance. Gender casting for the role is open.

"Soccer and Haircuts dramatizes a parental dream -- a trusted friend sees you struggle with parenting and offers to take some of the stress off your shoulders -- that quickly turns into a nightmare. Two dads, each with their own vantage point, vying for the chance to raise the young boy passed between them. Who wins, in the end? Read this piece and find out."
- Sam Heyman, New Play Exchange