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Full Length Play, Comedy
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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
Full Length Play
Farce, Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 18th Century
Settings Of Play - The home of Geronte in Paris.
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Aging, Love, Marriage, Parenting/Family, Economic/Financial Issues
Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Parts for Senior Actors
ERASTE - Nephew to GERONTE, bumbling, awkward, shy, loveable, scared of his uncle, madly in love with ISABELLEISABELLE - The girl next door. Everything you’ve ever wanted in an ingenue and less. Never says more than three words in a row until the epilogue. Conveys her character in poses. Lisps.CRISPIN - (Kree-SPAN) Servant to ERASTE, jack-of-all-trades, bon-vivant, master of disguise. Fences, plays a German doctor, a woman and impersonates GERONTE. LISETTE - Prototype comic maid, servant to GERONTE, in love with Crispin. Sharp, sassy, plays a man in one scene.GERONTE - An old, sick miser. Dies several times. MME. ARGANTE - ISABELLE’S mother. Lady Bracknell in Paris. POQUELIN - GERONTE’s lawyer. A very short man. (Also Plays the GENDARME).
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