Settings Of Play - A dim circle of light on an otherwise bare stage, where three young girls
in nightgowns huddle together and speak. The feeling of candlelight
should be created, but there should be no actual candles, as nightgowns and candles are an extremely dangerous combination.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cath is an orphan, sent to a girls' boarding school in the country, a
big old house where she is very lonely until two of the other girls,
Alicia and Belle, creep into her room one night, blow on her face to
awaken her, and initiate her into a dangerous midnight game of Mistress
and Slave. They deal out cards, and the one who gets the Queen of Spades
is the Mistress, the Queen of Hearts the Slave, and the third girl is
the Witness. The Mistress gets to demand one action of the Slave, and it
can be anything. The Slave must obey. Once a month, at full moon, they
play this game. At first Cath is happy, to have friends and be part of
the game, which is exciting. But over time the dares gradually become
more dangerous, more erotic, more cruel, more sinister. Eerie, complex
and frightening. An excellent Halloween play. First produced at
Shadowbox Cabaret in Columbus and by the Grey Wing Stage Company in New
York. In Banana Man & Other Plays.
First produced in September of 2001 at Shadowbox Cabaret in Columbus, Ohio and the Grey Wing Stage Company in New York.