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Milk (DeVoti) - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Milk (DeVoti)

Emily Devoti

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573699030

"There is an engagingly original streak running through her writing...[DeVoti] fills Milk with interesting details (lots of cow knowledge) and unexpected touches." – The New York Times

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Time Period - 1980s

Settings Of Play - A dairy farm upon a hill, western Massachusetts

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Unit Set/Multiple Settings

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Rural New England, just before Reagan's second term. Meg and Ben are a creditor away from losing their family farm. To the rescue flies a high-powered businessman – in a private chopper no less – offering a tidy sum for a taste of farm life and the pure, raw milk that goes with it. Even before locavores roamed the earth, "back to the land" was hardly as simple as its promise; livestock and humans aren't known for behaving as expected. And so it is Milk, an elegant parable of change set on the cusp of a shifting American landscape.

REVIEWS

"There is an engagingly original streak running through her writing...[DeVoti] fills Milk with interesting details (lots of cow knowledge) and unexpected touches. – The New York Times


Milk premiered in a production by New Georges in New York City in April 2010 under the direction of Jessica Bauman.

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CASTING

3m, 3f

MEG – mid-40s/50s, savvy, educated, from the country
BEN – mid-40/50s, idealistic, from the city (the Bronx, but no accent)
MATT – 14, emerging; born on the farm, but smart
JAMES – mid-40s/50s, a businessman from the city, polished, aggressive but ultimately fragile
VERONICA – 15, searching; has had to grow up a little too fast; from the city
AUROCH – like Meg, but wilder – and quite possibly the last living wild c
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