1996 Gassner Award Winner
by Gordon Osmond
Gassner Award Winners
- 2016: In The Kitchen: Thoughts on Love, Sex and Aging by Mary Miller
- 2015: Other Than Honorable by Jamie Pachino
- 2014: Duck and Cover by Michael Kimball
- 2014: Elizabeth Grace by R.W. Pinger
- 2013: Good by James McLindon
- 2012: The Truth Quotient by Richard Manley
- 2011: In A Word by Lauren Yee
- 2010: Technicolor Life by Jami Brandli
- 2009: Faith by James McLindon
- 2009: Beat Aside Apollo's Arrow by Matt K. Miller
- 2008: Land Where My Fathers Died by Ron Hirsen
- 2007: Homeland Prayer by Jeff Carter
- 2006: Enola Gay by David Blackman
- 2004: The Dogs of Pripyat by Leah Napolin
- 2003: Size Matters by Bruce Post
- 2001: A Girl's War by Joyce Van Dyke
- 2000: The Prodigal by Daniel Magee
- 1999: Mockba by Ginger Lazarus
- 1998: The Jocker by Clint Jeffries
- 1998: Rimbaud With Strings by Dennis Porter
- 1997: The Woman At The Window by Bill Lattanzi
- 1996: Pera Palas by Sinan Ünel
- 1995: The Scales by Gordon Osmond
Determined to discover the causes of his son's death, a grieving father questions the son's roommate, a young lawyer. In a series of flashbacks, we see how the two young men first met and the influence on their lives of a beautiful debutante who is engaged to the survivor.
The world of Wall Street law practice is further exposed by the story of a senior partner in a leading law firm and his arch rival. When the future of the firm is threatened by the crime of an unknown lawyer in it, the two partners engage in a life and death struggle with not only their professional futures but also their marriages and personal integrity hanging in the balance.
Drawn from today's headlines about scandals within the legal profession, The Scales moves from boardroom to bedroom, showing the most intimate and intense moments of young and senior lawyers at work and at play. The dramatic resolution of the play's conflicts and of the relationship between its two stories brings Gordon Osmond's new award-winning play to its shattering and theatrically unprecedented conclusion, displaying not only repression, dishonesty and violence, but at the same time the redeeming value of self-acceptance and acknowledgment of the moral obligations of living in the human community.
Genre: contemporary drama
Running Time: two hours
Cast of nine: two actresses, seven actors
For more information, contact Gordon Osmond.