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Jasper Lake - Full Length Play, Drama, Dark Comedy

Jasper Lake

John Kuntz

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Full Length Play, Drama, Dark Comedy

4m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573632761

Winner! 2005 National Student Playwriting Award, administered by the American College Theatre Festival

"Jasper Lake sparkles with a haunting allure...every moment of mystery, fear, shock and dismay touches the audience the way a stone toss…

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama, Dark Comedy

Experimental

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - In and around the titular lake.

Note: There is no ACTUAL lake required in the production. Jasper Lake is a theatrical lake - so there's no water involved.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language, Nudity/Partial Nudity

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

KCACTF: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play, Winner! 2005 National Student Playwriting Award, administered by the American College Theatre Festival

Winner! 2005 National Student Playwriting Award, administered by the American College Theatre Festival
Haunted by a violent past, Liz Sloane awakens to the voice of a girl she has never met, beckoning her to a place called Jasper Lake. Two affluent families reside along this beautiful, exclusive body of water: The abusive Mitchell, his long-suffering wife Nora and her teen-age daughter, Jennifer. Next door is loquacious Mid-western new-comer Deb, her workaholic husband Jerry and their disturbed son Caleb. A "meet the new neighbors" party ensues that will change these families forever, as their secrets and betrayals bubble to the surface. Someone will drown in Jasper Lake tonight, unless Liz and her new boyfriend, an unemployed roadie named Drake, can make it there in time.
"Jasper Lake sparkles with a haunting allure...every moment of mystery, fear, shock and dismay touches the audience the way a stone tossed in a pond creates an unmistakable ripple." - The Boston Herald

"Powerful and disturbing...a haunting and fragmented chamber piece for eight actors." - Boston Phoenix

"The gated community abutting Jasper Lake is the site of adultery, incest, seduction, psychosis, wrist slitting, apparent drowning, closeted homosexuality, cat killing, cheerleading and other potential sins, Jasper Lake combines Kuntz's wit, particularly sharp when centered on literature and pop culture, with the ability to tell a story." - The Boston Globe

Jasper Lake was first produced by Boston Playwrights Theatre as part of its graduate playwrighting program. It later appeared in an edited version at the New York International Fringe Festival.
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CASTING

4m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Features Teens, Flexible casting

CASTING NOTES

There is flexibility in the casting of some roles. Caleb and Jennifer are teen-age characters.

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

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