Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - Noon, the present, in the master bedroom of a New Orleans mansion.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Shoestring Budget
Turtle Soup is a short play that builds tension between a 'dying' uncle (or aunt) and a young niece who is after the family inheritance. A tirade occurs over Turtle Soup and ends in the spilling of soup and the breaking of the secret as the old invalid guffaws about a joke being played on that day, April first - All Fools Day. Note: the role of the old uncle may be cast with a female playing it as an aunt. The bedroom setting in an old New Orleans mansion creates an evocative sense of place.
Turtle Soup premiered at the Westchester Collaborative Theatre in New York after being awarded the Invitational Staging Award.