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Sleeping Beauty or Coma - Short Play, Comedy

Sleeping Beauty or Coma

Charles Busch

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Short Play, Comedy

6m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573690709

"A compendium of every movie made in the 60's.... Captures their spirit, mood and style with delicious humor." - N.Y. Nightlife

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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with companion piece


Description

Short Play

Comedy

Farce, Period, Parody / Spoof

40 minutes

Time Period - 1960s

Settings Of Play - In and around London, 1960's

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Drugs, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

The fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty set in the swinging mod London of the 1960's. Sebastian Lore, a flamboyant megalomaniacal fashion designer," discovers" a young mod temp receptionist, Enid Wetwhistle, and tries to turn her into a high fashion model. She rebels and finds refuge with a wacky young fairy godmother of a struggling fashion designer, Fauna Alexander, and her photographer boyfriend, Ian. The three become huge stars in the new mod era, with Enid now transformed as "Rose", and proclaimed as "the face of the sixties". Sebastian Lore plots his revenge on the trio and slips some bad LSD into Rose's drink. She lapses into a twenty-year coma. In the eighties, a handsome nutritionist named Craig Prince revives her and they all live happily ever after.

REVIEWS

"A compendium of every movie made in the 60's.... Captures their spirit, mood and style with delicious humor." - N.Y. Nightlife.


Sleeping Beauty or Coma was first performed at the Limbo Lounge in October 1984.

Characters

CASTING

6m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Cross gender casting

CASTING NOTES

The roles of Fauna and Miss Thick were played by male actors, but that is not necessary.

MISS THICK
ENID WETWHISTLE
SEBASTIAN LORE
FAUNA ALEXANDER
IAN MCKENZIE
ANTHEA ARLO
BARRY POSNER
CRAIG PRINCE

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

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Author
Charles Busch

Charles Busch

Charles Busch is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, which ran five years and is one of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history. His play The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife ran for 777 performances on Broadway and won Mr. Busch the Outer Circle Critics John Gassner Award and received a Tony ... view full profile

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