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Most Deserving, The - Full Length Play, Comedy

Most Deserving, The

Catherine Trieschmann

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573703270

Who is the Most Deserving? A tart, sharp skewing of small town cultural wars. 

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - Ellis County, Kansas - the present
an art galley
Ted and Jolene's bedroom
Edie's living room
Everett's barn studio




FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

A small town arts council has $20,000 to award to a local artist with an “under-represented American voice.” Should they choose the teacher/painter of modest talent or the self-taught artist who creates religious figures out of trash? This comedy explores how gossip, politics and opinions of art can decide who is the most deserving.


REVIEWS

“FRISKY NEW COMEDY!...A big accomplished writer's voice”The New York Times, Read More

“Smart, hilarious, riveting!” – The New Yorker, Read More

“Insightful!” – Time Out New York, Read More

“A hilarious ride!” – The Village Voice, Read More

“Sharp, Funny, & Witty! Brilliant!” – Curtain Up, Read More

“A delight! Check out this kooky, joyful play.” – New York Theatre Review, Read More

“Delicious & raucous! A brilliant script, inventive direction and impeccable performances! A HIT!” – Theatre Reviews Limited, Read More

“Quick and lively, the laughs keep coming. Hilarious and fun!” – Theater Pizzazz, Read More


RELATED ARTICLES ON BREAKING CHARACTER

THE MOST DESERVING: A Chat with Playwright Catherine Trieschmann
by Courtney Kochuba
February 25, 2015


The Most Deserving received its world premiere at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in 2013. The Most Deserving had its' New York premiere at the Women's Project Theatre on the New York City Center Stage II in March 2014. It also played at Theater Schmeater in Seattle, WA in March 2015.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Multicultural casting

JOLENE ATKINSON - late 40s-50s. Head of the Ellis County Arts Council. Very fit, energetic and controlling. A native Kansan. Caucasian.
TED ATKINSON - early 50s. Jolene's husband. Originally from a suburb of Manchester, England. A bit of a burn out. Reporter at the local paper.
LIZ CHANG - 30s. An assistant art professor at the local community college. Intelligent but her ambition outstrips her ability. Asian-American.
EDIE KELCH - 60s-70s. A recent widow in the midst of an identity crisis. A native Kansan. Caucasian.
DWAYNE DEAN - 50s-60s. An unemployed good ole boy and artist. A native Kansan. Caucasian.
EVERETT WHITESIDE- 40s-60s. A paraplegic, self-taught artist. A native Kansan. African American.
Videos
  • THE MOST DESERVING at Women's Project Theater

  • THE MOST DESERVING Interview Teaser

  • BTS: The Most Deserving

Author
Catherine Trieschmann

Catherine Trieschmann

Catherine Trieschmann’s plays include The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock, Crooked, How the World Began, Hot Georgia Sunday, and The Most Deserving. Her work has been produced Off-Broadway at the Women’s Project, the Bush Theatre (London), Out of Joint at the Arcola Theatre (London), South Coast Repertory, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, the New Theatre (Sydney), Florida Stage, the Summer Play Festival, ... view full profile

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Reviews
Patti Fryman 5/2/2015 2:24 PM
Great premise, but lost in the deviate relationships, had potential but not for our audience.
Barton Community College Erin Renard 1/22/2015 11:15 AM

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