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Eden Echo, The - Short Play, Comedy

Eden Echo, The

Ruth Angell Purkey

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Short Play, Comedy

1m, 4f

ISBN: 9780874408560

An avenging creator has stricken the male sex from the face of the earth. In this world without men, two whimsical old ladies bemoan their boring, unromantic universe. But the lovely granddaughter of one domineering matriarch, in her search through the forest for a ground-hog, has unearthed the last surviving man.

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Fantasy

Time Period - The Future

Settings Of Play - A garden terrace. The only pieces of furniture are a small white tea table and four black chairs down right of center. At the extreme down left is the stump of a tree, also black. All of the props used are imaginary.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

UIL Approved, Competition or audition material

Exterior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget

An avenging creator has stricken the male sex from the face of the earth. In this world without men, two whimsical old ladies bemoan their boring, unromantic universe. But the lovely granddaughter of one domineering matriarch, in her search through the forest for a ground-hog, has unearthed the last surviving man, hidden away in a cave in suspended animation. The dilemma of the only man in a woman's world creates a suspenseful comedy, tinged with a bit of poignancy, and we are left with a charming, delightful echo of another place and time.
Characters

CASTING

1m, 4f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

THEDOSIA - A very eccentric old lady, dressed in rather peculiar clothes.  She mimes flourishing a lorgnette whth exaggerated drama.
LAVINIA - Also old and odd.  She too wears slightly zany apparel.  She is tall and thin and somewhat fluttery.
GWENDOLYN - Older than the other two and distinctly masculine in bearing.  Her clothing's lunatic quality possesses a certain harsh primness, contrasing with the femine giddines of Theodosia's and Lavinia's garments.
ARABELLA - Young, beautiful and refreshingly innocent, with a rather hauntingly poignant approach to life.
THE GROUND HOG - A male animal.

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

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Reviews
Micki DeCurtins 9/7/2015 1:20 PM
This play has an interesting concept, however, it isn't very well developed.  The exposition drags on, and the message of the play is a little bit breezed over.  The play as a whole falls flat.

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