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Tongue, Tied - Short Play, Comedy

Tongue, Tied

M. Thomas Cooper

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Short Play, Comedy

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573663680

Published in the collection Tongue, Tied and Other Short Plays.

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$9.95
: Tongue, Tied And Other Short Plays

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with companion piece


Description

Short Play

Comedy

Farce, Romantic Comedy

10 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - A psychiatrist's waiting room.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Physical Comedy, Puppetry

Scene work

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TAGS

Love

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

A man and a woman fall in love through their hand puppets.

“My favorite was M. Thomas Cooper’s Tongue, Tied. I even like the comma in the title. He & She have Problems in Relating. These are compounded by the Sock-Puppets on their hands. Beings who have Lives of Their Own!” - Glenn Loney’s Show Notes

“…the mesmerizing, very funny “Tongue, Tied”…” - The Courier-Journal

“This one’s definitely a comedy, and a bit raucous too.” - Reporter-Times


Tongue Tied was first produced by Artworks Enterprises at the 2006 Ashland 10-Minute Play Festival. It was directed by Amanda Long. It was subsequently produced at the 2008 Humana Festival at Actors theatre of Louisville, directed by Marc Masterson, and City Theatre of Miami's 2008 Summer Shorts Festival, directed by Stuart Meltzer.
Characters

CASTING

1m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

TINA - A young woman with different colored socks on each hand. Her socks are JEAN-CLAUDE (left hand) and LATISHA (right hand)
TOM - A young man with different colored socks on each hand. His socks are MR. CHAN (left hand) and SVEN (right hand).
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Author
M. Thomas  Cooper

M. Thomas Cooper

M. (Michael) Thomas Cooper studied literature and theatre at Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, San Francisco State University, and Portland State University, where he received his degree. In 2008 his first novel, 42, was published by Ooligan Press. Also in 2008 his 10-minute play Tongue, Tied was presented at The Humana Festival of New American Plays, which subsequently led to ... view full profile

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