Full Length Play
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
Appropriate for all audiences
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