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Comedian, The - Short Play, Drama

Comedian, The

Tim Kelly

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Short Play, Drama

6m, 6f

ISBN: 9780874409130

A group of young actors rehearse a new play about St. Genesius, patron saint of actors and theatre. Through brief, dramatic scenes, this First Actor of Rome is shown to be an expert comedian and stage director. However, word has reached the Emperor Diocletian of the actor's belief in the still young…

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Description

Short Play

Drama

40 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - On a stage.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Shoestring Budget

A group of young actors rehearse a new play about St. Genesius, patron saint of actors and theatre. Through brief, dramatic scenes, this First Actor of Rome is shown to be an expert comedian and stage director. However, word has reached the Emperor Diocletian of the actor's belief in the still young religion of Christianity, an act of treason. While Genesius is performing, he is ordered to renounce his faith. This he cannot do, and he is put to death before his troupe of players. The roles are unusual since each member of the cast must play two characters. State author when ordering.
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CASTING

6m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MARILYN - Play director
JOE (GENESIUS) - Actor
MIKE (ALBAN) - Actor
GEORGE (ROMAN SOLDER) - Actor
VIVAIN (LUTE PLAYER) - Actor
IRENE (DANCER) - Actor
BOB (DARIUS) - Actor
CLAUDIA (ROMAN PRIESTESS) - Actor
LES (DIOCLETIAN) - Actor
EVELYN (ROMAN SLAVE) - Actor
KEVIN (ROMAN PRIEST) - Actor
PATRICIA (EMPRESS) - Actor
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VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly

Kelly was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on October 2, 1932. He graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor's degree and received a masters degree in play-writing from Yale University. His first stage play was Widow's Walk, published in the 1960s. At the same time, three of his plays opened: A Darker Flower at New York's Pocket Theatre, The Trunk and All That Jazz at Boston's Image Theatre, and ... view full profile

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