Sometimes you have no choice but to go home.
When Thomas Prins was 18 his hometown of Hebron, Iowa (population 318) was boiling in a scandal that was never resolved. He packed his bags and left for college in New York City. He went to school, found unexpected success as a writer, and never looked back.
Twelve years later, after his parents lose their lives in a tragic auto accident, Thomas has no choice but to return home. The town prepares for the funeral and the local residents are atwitter that “Tommy” is coming home. With his return, heat is turned up on the old scandal which has quietly simmered in the town’s collective conscience since his departure.
Ham Buns and Potato Salad is a play about going home. It’s about grief and hope. It’s about confronting our past and stepping into our future. It’s about small town quirks and human frailties. It’s about fear and love and grace and forgiveness.
The Skinny on the Play
Ham Buns and Potato Salad is a full-length play in two acts.
Five Adult Males (Ages 30-60)
Four Adult Females (Ages 30-60)
One adolescent female (Age 12)
All action takes place in one setting and can be performed with minimal set.
All copyrights and production rights for Ham Buns and Potato Salad are held by the author. The downloadable script and corresponding audio recording are intended for private individual perusal and/or listening. They may not be copied, produced, performed or broadcast without the expressed, written consent of the author.
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Ham Buns & Potato Salad Reading.mp3 (1 hr 40 minutes; 45 Mb)
Please note that the MP3 audio recording is of a table reading of the second draft of the script. Changes to the script were made after this reading. Be advised that the audio version will not match perfectly with the PDF (but it’s close!).