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Saltimbanques - Full Length Play, Drama

Saltimbanques

Jim Knable

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 3f

Before she died, James’ and Louise’s eccentric artist mother told them they were Picasso’s illegitimate twins. James now runs from his sadistic sculptress girlfriend and Louise follows him to their mother’s cabin in the woods, where the ghosts of their very different pasts haunt them in the form of memories of love gone wrong, parenting gone crazy, and in the flesh of Mommy’s former student—who is convinced he is the reincarnation of Picasso himself...

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - Told in the past and the present, Saltimbanques takes place in various locations. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Before she died, James’ and Louise’s eccentric artist mother told them they were Picasso’s illegitimate twins. James now runs from his sadistic sculptress girlfriend and Louise follows him to their mother’s cabin in the woods, where the ghosts of their very different pasts haunt them in the form of memories of love gone wrong, parenting gone crazy, and in the flesh of Mommy’s former student—who is convinced he is the reincarnation of Picasso himself. Like Picasso moved from his Blue Period to his rosy painting of the Family of Saltimbanques to his legendary Cubist self-creation, these survivors reinvent themselves using the materials of experience and the force of imagination.

Part of the collection, The Imaginary Plays by Jim Knable. 
"Knable has landed somewhere on the map close to
 Christopher Durang & John Patrick Shanley."
 - NY Theatre Wire.com


"Knable is an imaginative dramatist with a supple talent for the bizarre." - Variety
Saltimbanques premiered as a workshop production at Yale University, with developmental readings at Geva Theatre and Playwrights Horizons (Nascent Works).
Characters

CASTING

2m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting

JAMES - (30’s) Brother. 
LOUISE - (30’s) Sister.
DEBORAH - (30’s) Ex-Girlfriend.
MOMMY - (40-60’s) Crazy artist.
PAUL - (30-40’s) Lost.
Author
Jim Knable

Jim Knable

Jim Knable’s plays have been produced by MCC Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Soho Rep, NYC’s Summer Play Festival, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, New Jersey Rep, Actor’s Express in Atlanta, and multiple regional and university stages. Most recently his play Green Man was produced at STAGEStheatre in Fullerton, CA. His play Spain is included in Smith and Kraus’ New Playwrights: The Best Plays ... view full profile

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