Full Length Play
Fantasy, Period, Docudrama/Historic
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - Set pieces should be kept to a minimum. Rely on the audience and their imagination to bring the rest. They will reward you for that opportunity. Projections can be used if you have the technology.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Audience Participation/Interactive, Local Celebrity Cameo, Physical Comedy, Stage Combat, Special Effects
Cuttings allowed, Monologues, Scene work, Competition or audition material
Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle
No Special Cautions
Adolescence, Aging, Betrayal, Business, Christianity, Death, Fairy Tales, Feminism, Friendship, Love, Marriage, Politics, Religion
Appropriate for all audiences
Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Church / Religious Groups
Winner! International Midtown Festival, Best One Act (for final monologue "Framed")
Winner! NJTheater.com Perry Award, Best Play in New Jersey Theatre
7 One Acts, 6 Monologues!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has come to life! A fast-paced series of SEVEN comedic plays and SIX monologues based on 50+ exhibits at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art in NYC. Paintings, sculptures, antiquities, & fertility gods emerge from their molds & frames. Mix in some artists, guards, critics, lovers, curators and one very special night and you have this new comedic hit. In fact, even the artwork speaks to the audience! Using a variety of theatrical styles and rhythms, on a single set, it can be done with 3 females, 2 males, or 36 people! Flexible casting makes it perfect for all schools and organizations.
The #1 Pick of New York Magazine!
"Plenty of plays on words and contemporary references that add humor and a twist." - NYTheatre.com
"The work suddenly elevates from its warm, romantic frame to a profound philosophical thought." - OOBR.com
"The appreciation of Art through the use of Comedy is a perfect cross-curricular blend." - Janice Baldwin, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Princeton, NJ
"It revived our summer theatre program and sold out every performance!" - Michael Gallagher, The Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ
Exhibit This! The Museum Comedies and its component plays and monologues were first performed in two premiere productions: by The Peddie Players at The Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ, in July 2005, directed by Michael Gallagher; and by Metropolitan Theatre Company at the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch, NJ, in July 2005, directed by the author.