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Friends of the Deceased - 10 Minute Play, Dramatic Comedy

Friends of the Deceased

Jane Shepard

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10 Minute Play, Dramatic Comedy

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ISBN: 9780573663437

An embittered widow lies in wait at her husband's grave for the appearance his mistress, and encounters a soulful teen. 

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$12.95
: KickAss Plays For Women

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

10 Minute Play

Dramatic Comedy

10 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - In a cemetery, where a funeral has just been completed. Can be achieved with a few folding chairs and something to mark the border of a grave.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Scene work, Competition or audition material

Exterior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

An embittered widow lies in wait at her husband's grave for the appearance his mistress, and encounters a soulful teen. Unable to extract a confession from the girl, the widow offers to buy one, and finds that she has purchased a deeper truth. Published in KickAss Plays For Women.
Friends of the Deceased was originally produced at Vital Theater in New York City. It was directed by Andrea 'Spook' Testani.
Characters

CASTING

2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female, Features Teens, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

This cast includes one role for a younger woman, in the role of a teen runaway, and one older woman, can be 50s to senior, as a rich, bitter society widow.

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

LANIE - a teenage runaway, smart and senstive, has street smarts and naivette
VI - a wealthy matron and embittered widow; cruelty and sardonic wit mask deep loss
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Jane Shepard

Jane Shepard

Jane Shepard's works have been produced in New York, around the U.S. and in five nations. During 25 years in New York City she recieved numerous productions and worked in association with some of the city's most revered companies, among them Circle Rep, The Public, New York Stage & Film, and Ensemble Studio Theater. She is the recipient of many writing awards, including a Jane Chambers Award ... view full profile

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