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Alive and Well

Kenny Finkle
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In the spirit of The African Queen and Romancing the Stone, ALIVE AND WELL tells the story of a mismatched pair. Carla, a big city reporter from the North, must reluctantly work with Southern tracker and Civil War reenactor Zach to research her story. In their quest, they exasperate each other and find much more than either bargained for. An entertaining joyride to make even skeptics believe in true love.

Production Info

Cast: 2 total (1 female, 1 male)
Full Length Comedy (about 100 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“Almost by definition, you know how a romantic comedy will end. Whether it’s Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable, or Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, in the final scene they will declare their love for each other. So the measure of a romantic comedy is how engaging the journey. The journey that is ALIVE AND WELL is well worth taking.” —Steve Heyl, Edge Los Angeles

“Wry charms … authentically funny.” —James Hebert, San Diego Union-Tribune

“There are laughs aplenty.” —Anne Marie Welsch, North County Times

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 6/23/2016
Pages 68
ISBN 9780881456554

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 produced by The Old Globe, San Diego, CA

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

Production Stills

Production Stills


James Knight as Zachariah Clemenson and Kelly McAndrew as Carla Keenan in the World Premiere of Kenny Finkle’s romantic comedy ALIVE AND WELL at The Old Globe. Photo by Craig Schwartz.


Kelly McAndrew as Carla Keenan and James Knight as Zachariah Clemenson in the World Premiere of Kenny Finkle’s romantic comedy ALIVE AND WELL at The Old Globe. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

Upcoming and Recent Productions


11/1/2016 – 11/13/2016
Invisible Theatre
Tucson, AZ