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Property - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Property

Rosary Hartel O'Neill

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573697609

Greed permeates this contemporary romantic comedy set in a Garden District mansion in New Orleans. A young man is caught between his dedication to his family's past (and "property") and his own very different future. Should he follow his heart and marry a New-Age nurse or succumb to his imperious society-driven mother Irene Dubonnet and drop her?

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Romantic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Valentine's Day to Mardi Gras. The not-too-distant present. The day room of a Garden District mansion, New Orleans, Louisiana

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

Winner! American Embassy invitation to Georgia, USSR, and citations from the Consul of Mexico, and the Consul of Japan in Louisiana
Property is about the doom and delight of too much wealth. Greed permeates this contemporary romantic comedy set in a Garden District mansion in New Orleans. A young man is caught between his dedication to his family's past (and "property") and his own very different future. Should he follow his heart and marry a New-Age nurse or succumb to his imperious society-driven mother Irene Dubonnet and drop her? The satire intensifies because it's carnival in New Orleans when old and new traditions and masked traditions consume the family. Property is a sequel to O'Neill's card plays Wishing Aces, Solitaire, and Black Jack, about matriarch Irene Dubonnet with many family members reappearing. The selective staging of a dayroom during Mardi Gras time draped with beads and costumes adds a heightened theatricality.
Property was first produced in Thilisi, Republic of Georgia, in October 1999.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

Parts for as many as 3 men and 10 women

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

IRENE SONIAT DUBONNET – Fifties. A landowner, she redefines the word style - in designer dresses, and flawless makeup. Irene is one of those striking women - nerves of steel, iron lungs, sharp as a tack - who has nothing to do but protect her grown children, and she watches them like a dog guards her bone.
ROOSTER DUBONNET (Nicknamed Roo) - Late Twenties. A painter who has pushed himself beyond reasonable limits. He is critically ill from cancer. The disease gives him a distinct nonchalance, the charm of the damned.
BUNKY DUBONNET LEGERE - Early Twenties, Irene’s grandson. He dresses like a rebel. His consuming interest is singing the blues. When he drinks, his personality changes into exaggerated gaiety and hair-trigger rage.
OOZIE RANSOM - Twenty-five to fifty. Companion to Irene. Oozie is always fixing herself - freshening her lipstick, puffing her hair, buffing her rings.
MONICA FALCON - Late twenties. A nurse, attractive, with a passion for things of the spirit. He gentleness is matched by delicate features: fine skin, graceful hands, hair, which tumbles around her face.
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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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