Mr. Parker

One Act
1f, 2m


At 54 years old, Terry Parker finds himself at a crossroads in his life. After the loss of his partner of 30 years, he finds himself suddenly single and unable to adjust to a world that has moved on without him. After a night of heavy drinking, he wakes up with a 28-year-old bartender-slash-Uber-driver. These two very different people begin a tentative relationship, and what starts out as a one-night stand becomes a journey of self-discovery for a man trying to let go of the past and move forward, while dealing with the pressures of being middle-aged, gay and alone in the ever-changing landscape of today’s America.

Casting & Production


Character List:
Terrence Parker, a recently widowed gay man, 54

Justin, a bartender / Uber driver, 28

Cassandra St. Claire, an art agent, ageless

A one-room studio in the East Village. Today.


“A stunning new work by accomplished playwright… An amusing, heartfelt and emotionally astute look at love, loss and the struggles of facing an uncertain future.”

—OnStage Blog

“The protagonist of this new play by Michael McKeever steps gingerly out of grief’s stasis and into the unknown.”

—The New York Times

“A very intelligent, absorbing look at contemporary relationships and the conflicts that keep us all from aging with joy and peace of mind. The three actors are perfect and the writing is both honest and engaging. This play is a real discovery.”

– Rex Reed