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Jane Shepard

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Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

2f

ISBN: 9780573663437

"I've seen two great one-acts in my life, [Edward Albee's] Zoo Story and this play." - NYTheatre.com
The beautiful Kelli can't wait for the blind date her friends have set her up on. Until it turns out to be one very disappointed lesbian named Arlin. 

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$12.95
: KickAss Plays For Women

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Dramatic Comedy

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - Kelli's Apartment. Pleasant but by no means wealthy.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Scene work, Competition or audition material

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, 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

The beautiful Kelli can't wait for the blind date her friends have set her up on. Until it turns out to be one very disappointed lesbian named Arlin. Mutually appalled, yet appallingly intrigued, they proceed to pull the screws loose on both straight and gay women's culture, to find the common ground beneath in the search for love and self. Published in KickAss Plays For Women.
"I've seen two great one-acts in my life, [Edward Albee's] Zoo Story and this play." - NYTheatre.com
Commencing originally premiered at the HERE space in New York City, in February, 1996. It was directed by Michael Warren Powell.
Characters

CASTING

2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

This play features one role for a straight woman and one role for a gay woman. The characters in this play can be cast with actresses anywhere in age from 20s to 50s. But the actresses should be similar in age.

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

KELLI - a smarty, funny, quick and probably alcoholic straight woman; tends to go off on tangents.
ARLIN - a smarty funny, quick and occasionally bombastic lesbian who is in recovery; prone to rants

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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