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Dead Peasants - Full Length Play, Drama

Dead Peasants

Leif Oleson-Cormack

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573701559

by Leif Oleson-Cormack

Winner! 2012 Samuel French Canadian Playwriting Contest

A worker dies in a suspicious accident while cleaning augers in an animal food pellet factory on the outskirts of a small rural community. Moving back and forth in time, we learn that his passing was actually murder on the part of the factory’s owners, two brothers who are motivated both by insurance money and one of the brother’s affections for the victim's widow.

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - TroughKing Manufacturers' animal pellet factory and surrounding town

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Special Effects

Monologues, Scene work

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Opportunity for Spectacle

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest

Winner! 2012 Samuel French Canadian Playwriting Contest

A worker dies suspiciously while cleaning augers at an animal food pellet factory, bringing two years of intricately tangled relationships to light. Davey—a naïve aspiring tattoo artist with romantic feelings for the dead man’s wife—pleads his innocence despite being the only worker present during the accident. The factory owners--a pair of estranged brothers feuding over their late father's estate--are only concerned with how this incident will interfere with their plans to sell the struggling factory. Meanwhile, the dead man’s wife, Grace, finds herself relieved to have finally escaped the tulmultuous relationship she has been trapped in for years. Moving back and forth in time to reveal how their respective stories converge, Dead Peasants is a darkly comic thriller that examines greed, dependency and culpability in a desolate prairie town.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting, Multicultural casting

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

BRUCE CAFFERTY - male, early 40s
MARLO CAFFERTY - male, late 30s
GRACE ESPINOZA - female, Asian, early 20s
DAVEY BURNETT - male, mid-20s
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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Skye Oleson-Cormack 2/28/2014 11:43 PM

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