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Company of Wayward Saints, A - Full Length Play, Comedy

Company of Wayward Saints, A

George Herman

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Full Length Play, Comedy

6m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573607226

"Has something to say [and] says it extremely well. It is darned good theatre." - Arthur Ballet, U. of Minnesota

"The first part is amusing slapstick entertainment...[The second makes] a point about how pride and arrogance destroy collective effor…

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Commedia del Arte

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The present. This play takes place within two hours on an improvised platform-stage erected over the bare stage floor of a modern theatre.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Cutting Approved for Competition, UIL Approved, Competition or audition material

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget

A commedia dell' arte group wanders by mistake into the eye of an allegory. They are humanity, wayward saints all, who are far from home and without means. A nobleman may be their salvation if they can put on a good show for him. Surprisingly, the Company chooses to present the history of man, from the Garden of Eden through Everyman in birth, adolescence, marriage and death. Along the way they enact other wayward adventures such as the assassination of Julius Caesar and the homecoming of Odysseus. It is a fine mosaic of life redeemed by humor and human understanding.
"Has something to say [and] says it extremely well. It is darned good theatre." - Arthur Ballet, U. of Minnesota

"The first part is amusing slapstick entertainment...[The second makes] a point about how pride and arrogance destroy collective efforts." - Hollywood Reporter

Characters

CASTING

6m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

HARLEQUIN - the manager
SCAPINO - the acrobat
PANTALONE - the old man
DOTTORE - the learned
CAPITANO - the warrior
TRISTANO - the lover
ISABELLA - the sweetheart
COLOMBINE - the nag
RUFFIANA - the tart
Author
George Herman

George Herman

George Herman is the recipient of 36 awards for his writing. His children's play Nine Dragons is now an illustrated book from Tuttle (Boston). He is the author of A Company of Wayward Saints, which won a McKnight Foundation Humanities Award in 1964, and is still in print and widely produced. In 1983 the Hawaii State House of Representatives honored him for his 16 years in the islands as "a ... view full profile

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Jessica Zeigler 4/19/2016 5:59 AM
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