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Mrs. Townley Had a Pomeranian - Short Play, Drama

Mrs. Townley Had a Pomeranian

Mark Dunn

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Short Play, Drama

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573602283

After a horrific bus crash kills most of a small Methodist congregation, Maddie Weathers and fellow suriving church member Doyle Kenny begin to hear a disembodied soprano voice singing hauntingly in the sancutary. A play about profound loss, tested faith, and the definition of God.

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Description

Short Play

Drama

Faith-based

30 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The play is set in the present in the summer. It takes place in the administrative office of the Bible Methodist Church in a nameless town in the American South. The town is located in close proximity to mountains: perhaps the Ozarks of the Great Smokies.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Play w/ Music

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Church / Religious Groups

After a horrific bus crash kills most of a small Methodist congregation, Maddie Weathers is contacting grieving families and friends to be sure orphaned pets are being cared for. She and a fellow surviving church member who, like her, is wrestling with his faith, begin to hear a disembodied soprano voice singing hauntingly in the sanctuary. This play about profound loss, tested faith and the definition of God is by the popular author of Belles, Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain, and other plays.
Mrs. Townley Had a Pomeranian was wonce part of a larger work, I Hate to Go and Leave This Pretty Sight: Three Short Plays About Saying Goodbye. The work was the winner of the 1996 Hudson River Classics Annual Playwriting Competition.
Characters

CASTING

1m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Ostensibly a two character play, Mrs. Townley Had a Pomeranian offers the opportunity for live offstage performance by a female singer, should that be preferable to having vocal music recorded.

MADDIE WEATHERS - 35
DOYLE KENNY - around the same age
FEMALE SINGER - offstage, "with a beautiful voice
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Mark Dunn

Mark Dunn

Mark Dunn is the author of over thirty full-length plays, with two of his one-acts and eleven of his full-lengths published in acting edition by Samuel French, Inc. His award-winning plays BELLES, FIVE TELLERS DANCING IN THE RAIN, NORTH FORK: A TEXAS TRAGICOMEDY and A DELIGHTFUL QUARANTINE have together been produced nearly 300 times throughout the world. Dunn writes largely for the amateur ... view full profile

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