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Peony Lantern, The - Short Play, Drama

Peony Lantern, The

David F. Eliet

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Short Play, Drama

6m, 2f

ISBN: 9780874408416

A samurai's betrothed dies of a broken heart while waiting for her lover to return.

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$8.95
: Three Japanese Ghost Stories

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Drama

Fantasy, Adaptations (Literature), Fables/Folktales, Period

30 minutes

Time Period - 19th Century

Settings Of Play - The play takes place in several setting so a simple set is all that is required. The original production made use of a platform and two screens plus a few simple props. Costumes are kimonos worn over basic black costumes plus Japanese shirts for the minor characters.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

A samurai's betrothed dies of a broken heart while waiting for her lover to return. In death, she and her maid devise a devious plot to haunt him in an attempt to bring him into the realm of death with her. Despite his servant's warnings that he is bewitched, eventually, the ghost succeeds and overcomes the samurai.

Published in Three Japanese Ghost Stories.

The Peony Lantern premiered as part of Three Japanese Ghost Stories at the Cleveland Play House.
Characters

CASTING

6m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

The play allows for flexible casting and cross gender casting.

NARRATOR
DOCT YAMAMOTO SHIO
LADY TSUYU - The Ghostly Maiden
YONE - Tsuyu's Servant
HAGIWARA SHINZABURO - A Samurai
TOMOZO - The Samurai's Servant
HAKUODO YUSAI - A Sage

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
David F. Eliet

David F. Eliet

David F. Eliet is a professional playwright, director, and theatre educator. He was the founding artistic director of The Perishable Theatre, director of the Cleveland Play House Lab Company and the Circle In The Square Suitcase Theatre and Acting Ensemble. He was the a co-founder of The Trinity Rep Conservatory and was the 2007 Rhode Island State Council on The Arts Playwriting Fellow. As a ... view full profile

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