Myrna, a counselor at the Emotional Helpline in New York City, is manning the phones alone on New Year’s Eve. Her plans to spend the evening working on her latest Martha Stewart project and looking up old friends on “MyFace” are interrupted when she is surprised by a visitor from her past. The teacher becomes the student and it’s out with the old, in with the new as this lighthearted and touching story reveals that it’s never too late for love and change. (Meet Myrna and her coworkers in an earlier play by Annette Tringham in "All I Need for Christmas.")
Playwright Annette Tringham
Talks About AULD LANG SYNE
Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
A: My husband encouraged me to write a follow-up to ALL I NEED FOR CHRISTMAS but I also wanted a play that could stand on its own. There aren't many holiday plays about New Year’s Eve out there, so that was my inspiration.
Q: WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM?
A: Myrna and Bernie embody the conflicting feelings fear and hope that lie within us all when we are faced with the opportunity for change.
Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?
A: I wanted to convey that it is never too late for love or change.