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Ten Times Two the Eternal Courtship - Full Length Play, Comedy

Ten Times Two the Eternal Courtship

David Belke

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Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573652431

"A fascinating concept...a funny, touching and clever script. " - Kitchener Record

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Fantasy, Period, Docudrama/Historic

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century, 1920s, Victorian (British and American), 16th Century / Elizabethan, 18th Century, 19th Century

Settings Of Play - The back room of an inn (later a hotel restaurant, then a historic site) located in Edmonto (later London) from 1399 to 2075.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

An epic romantic comedy. When Ephraim, an evildoer cursed with immortality, bets he can win the love of a barmaid in 1399 it launches a romantic pursuit spanning the centuries from the Middle Ages to Modern Times. Under the watchful eye of a mysterious Host the couple meets every seventy-five years as Ephraim schemes to capture the heart of his quarry who reincarnates as a dizzying array of different women through the years. But in order to win love the villain must eventually learn to become a human being.
"A fascinating concept...a funny, touching and clever script. " - Kitchener Record
TEN TIMES TWO was originally produced by Shadow of the Fringe for the Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival in August 1999, directed by James DeFelice.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

EPHRAIM - 30s; a cursed evil doer.
THE HOST - a supernatural observer.

The following female characters are played by the same actress:
CONSTANCE - a serving girl in 1399.
LADY ELEANORE PENFIELD - a lady in waiting in 1475.
POLLY - a swineherd in 1550.
SISTER FRANCESCA DE LA CRUZ - a nun in 1625.
BETSY PARSONS - a young woman of London in 1700.
SIMONE DELONGCHAMPS - a French spy in 1775.
CATHERINE BALLANTYNE-BELL - a Scotswoman visiting London in 1850.
PRU GREVNEY - an American socialite in 1925.
WOMAN - a modern businesswoman in 2000.
CONSTANCE - a historical interpreter in 2075.
Author
David Belke

David Belke

David Belke is an Edmonton, Alberta based writer who fills many different roles in the theatre world: performer, producer, designer, teacher, award winning playwright. His first full length play was produced for the 1990 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, the largest theatre festival in North America. Since then he has written a new play for each subsequent festival becoming one the ... view full profile

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