60 minutes (1 hour)
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play - The distant planet, Gavanuuy. Two of the characters speak the native language of the their home planet for most of the play. The script provides great opportunites for imaginative costume, scenic, lighting and sound designers to create the Gavanuuyian world.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No intermission, Physical Comedy
Exterior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle
No Special Cautions
Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
KCACTF: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play
Winner! The Kennedy Center's National Short Play Award and The Anchorage Press Theatre for Youth Playwriting Award
Orflong and Zip are the lone dwellers on the planet Gavanuuy. They hunt Kalakazula worms with their sucknas (plungers) and play Gerfle, an infinite game. When Drop appears, they are fascinated by this English speaking creature and the games she brings. The closer Orflong and Zip get to Drop, the more estranged they become from each other until they can no longer communicate. Drop presents a unique challenge as it is scripted in the Gavanuuyian language spoken by Orflong and Zip.
Drop was performed on April 25, 1996 at the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, Stage II in Boise, Idaho under the direction of the playwright. The lights were designed by Karena Nielson; the original music was by Carolyn Bevington and Dano Madden. The cast was as follows:
Drop was performed as a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival entry on December 7, 1996 in the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, Stage II in Boise, Idaho. The same production was performed at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on April 22, 1997. This production was directed by Micheal Baltzell; the lights were designed by Karena Nielson; the costumes were by Josie Jensen; the original music was by Carolyn Bevington; the stage manager was Kristy Martin. The cast was as follows: