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Nosemaker's Apprentice: Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon - Full Length Play, Comedy

Nosemaker's Apprentice: Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon

Nick Jones, Rachel Shukert

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573699283

"Boisterous intelligence that can't be contained....Infectious." - Time Out New York


$8.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
: Stage Manager

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Fantasy, Adventure, Period, Parody / Spoof

90 minutes

Time Period - Medieval (6th-14th c.)

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Physical Comedy, Stage Combat, Special Effects

Scene work

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

A father weaves a magic tale for his daughter to justify his unlicensed plastic surgery practice, tracing the origins of cosmetic surgery to craftsman in medieval Europe. The hero of this tale is Gavin, a young orphan rescued from a dismal existence in the Ivanhoe Workhouse for Criminally Impoverished Boys when he is apprenticed with the local Nosemaker, and who eventually becomes one of the finest surgeons in Vienna, cradle of quack medicine. Using innovative skin grafting techniques and cutting edge alchemy, Gavin and his master seek only to do the Work of the Almighty by restoring small appendages lost to rat bites, dueling, and syphilis. But when they are unable to help a powerful and mutilated knight recently returned from the crusades, they find their feet over the fire...literally. Hilarious, subversive, quasi-historical, and thoroughly debauched...a fated collaboration between two innovative (and troubling) writers.

REVIEWS

"Boisterous intelligence that can't be contained...Infectious." - Time Out New York

"The play itself has the feel of a big screen production; add in Jones and Shukert's gasping-for-air hilarious script...and you've got a much better alternative to both Brooks and the Python crew's watered down inspirations forever making the Broadway rounds." - Theater Online

"Nick Jones and Rachel Shukert's The Nosemaker's Apprentice is that rare spoof that is not only a delicious satire...but also a comedy packed from tail to snout with guffaw-inducing one-liners." - The Brooklyn Paper

"Jones and Shukert are well on their way to becoming masters of the comedymaking profession." - That Sounds Cool


The Nosemaker's Apprentice,Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon was first produced by The Brick Theater & Terrible Baby Theater Co. at the Brick Theater in Brooklyn, New York.

Characters

CASTING

4m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting

CASTING NOTES

Casting in the original production was for a cast of five: four men and one female. Casting is flexible.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

FATHER/NARRATOR
LITTLE GIRL
GAVIN
WULFRIC – an English Nosemaker
ULRICH – a Viennese Nosemaker
KENT – the Gatekeeper
SIR PERCIVAL – a mutilated knight
AMELIA – daughter of Wulfric
PASCAL – a French Manservant
The QUEEN OF FRANCE
JEAN-MICHELLE – Director of the Free Clinic in Paris
WAITER - at Café Gruel
FEMALE RECEPTIONIST
HAROLD FLEETFOOT – a messenger
ARNOLD-GUNTHER
HANS – the Wife Smeller
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author(s)
Nick Jones

Nick Jones

Nick Jones  is originally from Anchorage, Alaska. His plays include: The Coward (Lincoln Center/LCT3; 4 Lortel Nominations) Jollyship the Whiz-Bang (Ars Nova, The Public), The Wundelsteipen (the Flea) The Sporting Life (Studio 42), and The Nosemaker’s Apprentice (with Rachel Shukert). His puppet horror musical Homunculus is in ... view full profile

Rachel Shukert

Rachel Shukert

Rachel Shukert is the author the the critically acclaimed memoirs Everything Is Going To Be Great and Have You No Shame? Her writing has been featured in Sweeney's, Slate, Gawker, the Daily Beast, Heeb, and Nerve, and been featured on National Public Radio. She has also contributed to a variety of anthologies, including Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists and Best American Erotic ... view full profile

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