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Splitting Heirs - Full Length Play, Comedy

Splitting Heirs

Freyda Thomas

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573705618

Splitting Heirsis an original comedy in verse, very loosely based on Le Légataire universelby Jean-François Regnard.

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce, Adaptations (Stage & Screen)

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 18th Century

Settings Of Play - The home of Geronte in Paris.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Eraste is in love with Isabelle, but the only way her mother will let her marry him is if his uncle Geronte names him heir to his fortune, which the miserly old man is doubtful to do. It’s up to the help of the two servants, Lisette and Crispin, to don disguises and scheme those around them to wed the young lovers, and even have a chance at love themselves. Loosely based on the eighteenth-century farce by Jean-François Regnard, Freyda Thomas gives even more life to this lesser-known French farce.
Characters

CASTING

4m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

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 ISABELLE
ISABELLE 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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