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Reader - Full Length Play, Drama

Reader

Ariel Dorfman

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Full Length Play, Drama

4m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573651328

"A veritable hall of mirrors: a mixture of Kafka and Pirandello." – The Guardian

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$9.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The near future, everywhere.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TAGS

Business, Death

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

A censor discovers that the subversive novel he is about to ban is describing his own life and hinting that a terrible fate awaits his son. He must hunt down the author before it comes true…

"A politically charged play about what happens to a society when it suppresses important truths in the name of higher ideals." – My London Your London

"A veritable hall of mirrors: a mixture of Kafka and Pirandello." – The Guardian

Characters

CASTING

4m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting

DANIEL LUCAS - around fifty years old.
DON ALFONSO - same actor as Daniel Lucas.
IRENE - a secretary, in her thirties.
JAQUELINE -  same actor as Irene.
NICK (NICHOLAS) LUCAS - Daniel Lucas' son, around twenty-five/thirty, a writer.
ENRIQUE MORALES - same actor plays Nick.
DAVID MALKO - same actor plays Nick.
TANYA - a shadow woman, Daniel's former wife. Between twenty and thirty years old.
SONIA - David Malko's wife, same actor plays Tanya.
MAN - ageless, can only play himself.
Author
Ariel Dorfman

Ariel Dorfman

Ariel Dorfman, the Chilean-American author of numerous works of fiction, plays, poems, screenplays and essays in both Spanish and English, holds the Walter Hines Page chair at Duke University. His books have been translated into over forty languages and his plays staged in more than one hundred countries. His play DEATH AND THE MAIDEN won England’s Olivier Award for Best Play 1991 and was produced ... view full profile

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