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A Thousand Years

Kenny Finkle
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Sheet music consists of a 2-page PDF piano/vocal score of the song "Secret Song" for production.


A THOUSAND YEARS is a fantastical comic-book-bright flight of fancy through time examining the enduring power of love. After a terrible accident, Miriam’s husband David falls into a coma. Miriam leaves the hospital to clear her head and is abducted. She spends the next 1,000 years trying to get back to David. Obstacle after obstacle abound. At some point Miriam realizes she has one true enemy — the evil She Doctor. The She Doctor may or may not be Fate, Nature and/or Time. She meets many allies along the way. Like Jackson, a hermit who lives in a lighthouse and Nella who lost her girlfriend 500 years earlier and is lost at sea. To save David, Miriam must engage in a battle of the soul with the She Doctor. But can she win?

Production Info

Cast: 4 total (2 female, 2 male)
Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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About the Author


  • Kenny Finkle

    Kenny Finkle's plays include INDOOR/OUTDOOR (Off-Broadway @ DR2, SPF, Trinity Rep, Portland Stage, Hangar Theatre) ALIVE AND WELL (Old Globe, Virginia Stage Company), PENELOPE OF ITHACA (Hangar Theatre), TRANSATLANTICA (Flea Theatre, Operating Theatre Company), A THOUSAND YEARS (FIU Theatre Festival), JOSH KEENAN COMES OUT TO THE WORLD (high school tour — Hangar Theatre), SYD ARTHUR (Keen Company/Keen Teens). INDOOR/OUTDOOR and PENELOPE OF ITHACA, A THOUSAND YEARS are published by Broadway Play Publishing. ALIVE AND WELL and TRANSATLANTICA will be published by BPPI in 2015. INDOOR/OUTDOOR is also published in Smith and Kraus' "Best Plays of 2006" anthology. SYD ARTHUR is published by Samuel French. He is a recipient of a NYFA fellowship, a NYSCA grant, was awarded University of Illinois' Inner Voices prize and has received commissions from Ford's Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Theatreworks, USA, Canton Theatricals, Matt Murphy Productions, Keen Company and the Hangar Theatre among others. He received his MFA from Columbia University's Playwriting Program and his BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He is an Adjunct Professor of Theatre at Marymount Manhattan College as well as a Teaching Artist for the DreamYard Project in the Bronx. Finkle is working on a graphic novel musical experience for audiences of 3 entitled U R STAR. The piece has been work-shopped at the Orchard Project and will continue development this fall at A.R.T in Cambridge.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 6/30/2014
Pages 56
ISBN 9780881456011

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

Originally presented as a work-in-progress by FIU Theater, Miami

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
A Thousand Years is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


3/8/2018 – 3/16/2020
Ventura Community College
Buenaventura, CA

10/18/2017 – 10/24/2017
Doral Academy Preparatory School
Miami, FL