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Tomb of King Tot, The - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Tomb of King Tot, The

Olivia Dufault

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573705946

"Sweet and spiky new tragicomedy [...] this production makes a case for whimsy as a filter both for shutting out and eventually coming to terms with an unforgiving world and one’s unforgivable self." - The New York Times

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

75 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Ancient

Settings Of Play - A lower/middle class New England living Room, and a cartoon-like version of ancient Egypt.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Jane Haley is the punny voice of the comic strip “King Tot,” a three-panel strip about a nine-year-old pharaoh in Ancient Egypt. Jane has just been nominated for the Chuckling Willow, the single most important award for female cartoonists in New England. All seems to be going well until bleak news strikes the Haley household. As Jane tries to hide her coping by working extensively on her comics, her art suffers as her main character tries to find his way through the Land of the Dead to find his “mummy.” Playwright Olivia Dufault pairs humor with heartache in this exploration of the processing of grief.

REVIEWS 

"Sweet and spiky new tragicomedy [...] this production makes a case for whimsy as a filter both for shutting out and eventually coming to terms with an unforgiving world and one’s unforgivable self." - The New York Times, Read More 


Check out these photos from the Clubbed Thumb's production of The Tomb of King Tot in June 2016.


The Tomb of King Tot premiered as a part of the Clubbed Thumb Summerworks Festival at The Wild Project in New York City in June 2016 under the direction of Portia Krieger.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

JANE HALEY - late-thirties cartoonist (f) also plays
MUMMY - mummy (f)
ATLANTA HALEY - teenage girl (f) also plays
KING TOT - Egyptian boy-king (f)
PORTER HALEY - late-thirties step-father (m) also plays
HOREMHEB - Egyptian slave (m)
KISSY CANDIDA - late-thirties cartoonist (f) also plays
ALLIGATOR-WOMAN - alligator-woman (f)
LIONEL FEATHER - early-sixties cartoonist (m) also plays
ANUBIS - jackal-headed king of the dead (m)
Author
Olivia Dufault

Olivia Dufault

Olivia Dufault’s plays include Year of the Rooster (Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York Times Critics' Pick), The Tomb of King Tot (Clubbed Thumb, New York Times Critics' Pick), The Messenger, and For Want of a Horse. Her plays have been performed at the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Youngblood, Clubbed Thumb, the Flea Theatre, and the Marin Theatre, amongst others. She is the recipient of the 2015 ... view full profile

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