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Bull in a China Shop - Full Length Play, Drama

Bull in a China Shop

Bryna Turner

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Full Length Play, Drama

5f

ISBN: PMS0000000232

CRITICS PICK! “A pugnacious, tender and gloriously funny new play. Bryna Turner makes an immensely auspicious professional playwriting debut...Bull in a China Shop is passionate, joyous and radiant with life!” - The New York Times

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Biography, Period

90 minutes

Time Period - 1930s, 1920s, 1910s / WWI, 1900-1910

Settings Of Play - Various locations in and around an old Massachusetts’ seminary-‐‐turned-‐‐university between 1899 and 1937.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Inspired by the real letters between Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks spanning from 1899 to 1937, a fast-paced comedy asking: what is revolution? What does it mean to be at odds with the world? How do we fulfill our potential? And how the hell do we grow old together?

REVIEWS 

CRITICS PICK! “A pugnacious, tender and gloriously funny new play. Bryna Turner makes an immensely auspicious professional playwriting debut...Bull in a China Shop is passionate, joyous and radiant with life!” - The New York Times, Read More 

FOUR STARS! "Bull in a China Shop does the sisterhood proud! Heartbreaking, hilarious and delectable." - Time Out NY, Read More 


Bull in a China Shop premiered at LCT3 in New York City in February 2017 under the direction of Lee Sunday Evans.

Characters

CASTING

5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female, Multicultural casting

WOOLLEY – (Mary) the swagger of a gunslinger buttoned into an ankle length dress; a confident and caring partner to Marks. 
MARKS – (Jeannette) a moody and fitful writer and partner, an enigmatic teacher; Woolley’s former student and current partner, ten years Woolley’s junior.
DEAN WELSH – a tight-‐‐lipped New England type. Woolley’s subordinate, but Marks’ superior.
PEARL – the president of a secret society of fan-‐‐girls of the relationship between Marks and Woolley, Marks’ obsessively devoted student. 
FELICITY – Marks’ roommate in a house off-‐‐campus named Sweet Pea. A professor in the Philosophy Department.
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Author
Bryna Turner

Bryna Turner

Bryna Turner is a Brooklyn-based playwright originally from Northern California. Her play Bull in a China Shop recently premiered at LCT3 (directed by Lee Sunday Evans). Her work has been developed with Abingdon Theatre Company, Clubbed Thumb, Colt Coeur, Ensemble Studio Theatre, LCT3, Mount Holyoke College, Rutgers University, and Rainbow Theatre Project. Other plays include: Carlo at the ... view full profile

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