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If Susan Smith Could Talk - 10 Minute Play, Drama

If Susan Smith Could Talk

Elaine Romero

10 Minute Play, Drama

1m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573633676

If Susan Smith Could Talk tells the story of a mother appealing her death sentence to a court room after drowning her children in the family car. 

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$11.95
: Ten Minute Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville Volume 4

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

10 Minute Play

Drama

10 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - A court room/execution room. An electric chair sits in the center. The judge sits to one side. The attorney's sit at tables on the opposite sides of the electric chair.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

If Susan Smith Could Talk tells the story of a mother appealing her death sentence to a court room after drowning her children in the family car. 
If Susan Smith Could Talk was first workshopped and performed in November 1995 in a non-equity production at the Planet Earth Multi-Cultural Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. It was directed by Rick Tobin. 
Characters

CASTING

1m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

SUSAN SMITH -  The young South Carolina mother who drowned her two children in the family car
CARRIE - A judge
STEPH - Susan's white, feminist defense attorney
JERRY - A male African-American prosecuting attorney
Author
Elaine Romero

Elaine Romero

Elaine Romero’s plays (Barrio Hollywood, iCuranderas! Serpents of the Clouds, Walk into the Sea, Something Rare and Wonderful, Alicia, Undocumented, Secret Things, The Fat-Free Chicana and the Snow Cap Queen, Undercurrents, Day of Our Dead, If Susan Smith Could Talk) have been developed and produced at such theatres as Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alley Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Playwrights’ ... view full profile

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