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Professor George - Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

Professor George

Marsha Sheiness

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Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573624223

"Forceful and funny ... full of tensions and troubling questions, not least about the professor's uses of power." - Encore Magazine

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Description

Short Play

Dramatic Comedy

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - A college classroom. The time is the present.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

What seems to be an ordinary situation is turned inside out to provide a fascinating, near bizarre experience. Five college students are confronted with "unheard of" demands and challenges from Professor George who'll try almost anything to free students from habits limiting a person's potential. The professor shows a twig to them and says. "There's someone in the twig waiting for us to find him or her." Later, it's understood the search for the twig's symbolic person is really the search for the unique in each individual.

"Forceful and funny ... full of tensions and troubling questions, not least about the professor's uses of power."  - Encore Magazine

"Lucid, funny and challenging proof that the drama of the mind (by Sheiness) can be as riveting as the drama of action." - Michael Feingold, Village Voice

Professor George was first presented at the Eugene O'neill Playwrights Conference in Waterford, Conn, directed by Harold Scott. Playwrights Horizons in New York City produced its premiere produciton, directed by Marsha Sheiness.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

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

CASTING NOTES

Can be cast with 4 males and 2 females.

The role of PROFESSOR GEORGE may be played by a female or male.

JOHN WILSON - 25-28, intellegent, insecure, laid back, unless pushed.
SHIRLEY PRESTON - 18-21, high energy, easily confused, demands structure
ELIZABETH OLIVER - 18-21, analyzes all situations, confident, cautious
PHILIP RICHARDS - 18-21, outgoing, outspoken, emotionally and intellectually open.
JOSEPH GRAZZIO - 18-22, down to earth, edgy, tries to understand.
PROFESSOR GEORGE - 40-65, creative thinker, demanding and caring. Wants her/his students to be able to experience their potential.

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Marsha Sheiness

Marsha Sheiness

Marsha Lee Sheiness is a playwright, director, actor and teacher whose work has been produced Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, on television, and in regional, community, university, and high school theatres across the US. She has also been produced in Japan, Canada and England. The 2011 Midtown International Theatre Festival presented her one-act comedy-drama, Lost and Found (nominated for ... view full profile

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