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American Car, The : The American Dream - Full Length Play, Drama

American Car, The : The American Dream

Cynthia Mercati

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Full Length Play, Drama

35boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780874400496

This clever blending of scenes and olios sings the praises of the great institution of the American Car, chronicling its history throughout the ages. From horse drawn buggies to real horsepower, so many important events have happened in them in the front seat, the back seat, etc...The prom, cruising…

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Farce, Fantasy, Parody / Spoof, Docudrama/Historic

Settings Of Play - Past and Present. The set should be a simple one. Generic flats or backdrops can be used, with set pieces to indicate and time and location. A Model T and a contemporary car can be indicated by a side cutout, or it can be more elaborately designed.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget

This clever blending of scenes and olios sings the praises of the great institution of the American Car, chronicling its history throughout the ages. From horse drawn buggies to real horsepower, so many important events have happened in them in the front seat, the back seat, etc...The prom, cruising for chicks, drive-in movies, your first driving lesson, all revolve around the American Car. This ensemble piece that can be done with as large or as small a cast as desired. Longer scenes have been mixed and matched with shorter scenes. There are also four fun olios that can be used between scenes. The play has been produced with a real Model T and contemporary car on stage, and also with props and stage pieces. A fresh challenging opportunity for advanced ensemble acting.
Characters

CASTING

35boy(s) or girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Flexible casting

CASTING NOTES

The show is an ensemble piece and can be done with as large or as small a cast as desired. The central character, our Narrator, or perhaps our guardian angel, can be female or male. Flexible cast of 10-35.

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Cynthia Mercati

Cynthia Mercati has had shows performed in each of the fifty US states, as well as Australia and Canada. Many of her plays are published by Samuel French. As Playwright-in-Residence at the Des Moines, Iowa, Playhouse, Ms. Mercait wrote a show each season for Actors on Tour, the professional children's company at the Playhouse. The shows, which played to literally thousands of young people ... view full profile

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