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Spit in Yazoo City - Short Play, Comedy

Spit in Yazoo City

Jason Milligan

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Short Play, Comedy

3m, 1f, 1boy(s)

ISBN: 9780573691812

In Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1945, Army Recruiting Officer William Blane's dull routine of lousy dart throwing is interrupted by a handful of unexpected black visitors, one of which is a ten year old boy named Spit who rushes in looking for his missing brother Buck, who's gone off to the war. Published in Southern Exposures: Five Plays About Life in the South.

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$8.95
: Southern Exposures: Five Plays About Life in the South

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with other plays in collection


Description

Short Play

Comedy

Period

30 minutes

Time Period - 1940s / WWII

Settings Of Play - A small recruiting station in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Late afternoon, 1945.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Cutting Approved for Competition, Scene work, Competition or audition material

Interior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

In Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1945, Army Recruiting Officer William Blane's dull routine of lousy dart throwing is interrupted by a handful of unexpected visitors, one of which is a ten year old boy named Spit who rushes in looking for his missing brother Buck, who's gone off to the war. Blane discovers that Spit is an only child and has created this story to run away from home. The two form a friendship in which Blane steps forward as a role model for the young boy and Spit teaches Blane, among other things, how to hit a bull's eye.

Published in Southern Exposures: Five Plays About Life in the South.

SPIT IN YAZOO CITY was originally produced by Silver Lining Productions at the Sanford Meisner Theatre in New York City on December 14, 1989 under the direction of Stephanie Klapper. The Production Stage Manager was Sanja Kabalin.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 1f, 1boy(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Features Children, Roles for Children, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

This play features a great part for a spunky boy, age 10 - 12.

BLANE - a recruiting officer.
PEARSON - 20s; a new recruit, big farm-boy type.
SPIT - 10-12; a feisty young boy.
SENTRY - 20s; a gangly young man.
THE WOMAN - 30s; Spit's mother; beautiful and polished.

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Jason Milligan

Jason Milligan

Jason Milligan's many stage plays have been performed in numerous productions across the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe. Thirty-seven of his plays are now published by Samuel French Inc., including ...And Then the Rain Came to Mayfield; Cross Country; New York Stories; Southern Exposures; The Prettiest Girl in Lafayette County; Men in Suits; Family Values; Any Friend of Percy ... view full profile

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