DEAD DADS a comic tale life, death, and love. Coming soon to film.



Through Greek myth, California surf culture, and Irish storytelling, the Manning Sisters explore grief, renewal, and the funny in this celebration of the life and death of their father.

By Shannon Manning, Manning Peterson, and Michelle Manning Fruit.


Adam McKay: "A stunner! Absolutely and uncompromisingly dedicated to an unobstructed look at the modern fractured family and the love within."

Amy Poehler: "smart, touching and full of happy funny sad things."

Armando Diaz: "honest, heartfelt, and very funny"

Katie and Ian Roberts: "thought-provoking and funny"

If you would like more information,

Here is a very old website with some history of the play, which was performed in Chicago and at UCB in NYC.