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Turtle Soup - Short Play, Comedy

Turtle Soup

Rosary Hartel O'Neill

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Short Play, Comedy

1f, 1m or f

ISBN: 9780573697692

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.

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$8.95
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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Comedy

10 minutes

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

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TAGS

Aging, Death

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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.

Characters

CASTING

1f, 1m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Flexible casting

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

GENE SONIAT - 69.; a clever man; deaf; lies on his sickbed. He stares blankly ahead, and breathes through a partially opened mouth. When he speaks, he shouts. This can be played by a woman.
LUCILLE - 29; the pregnant niece of Gene.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Rosary Hartel O'Neill

Rosary Hartel O'Neill

Rosary Hartel O’Neill is the author of 25 plays, 18 published by Samuel French, Inc., and three books of nonfiction. The fourth edition of her text The Actor’s Checklist, is used in schools nationwide. Her book The Director As Artist will be published in a second edition in 2018. Her book New Orleans Carnival Krewes: The History, Spirit and Secrets of Mardi Gras by the History press (2014) had ... view full profile

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