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Curious Vigil - Full Length Play, Collection / Anthology, Drama

Curious Vigil

Don A. Mueller

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Full Length Play, Collection / Anthology, Drama

4m, 7f

ISBN: 9780874407891

Do miracles still happen? Can faith heal? What do senior citizens really need? Is the church inclusive or exclusive? These are questions raised by this series of amusing yet pointed playlets, each 12 to 15 minutes in length.

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Description

Full Length Play, Collection / Anthology

Drama

Faith-based

105 Minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The sanctuary of a large church.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Church / Religious Groups

Do miracles still happen? Can faith heal? What do senior citizens really need? Is the church inclusive or exclusive? These are questions raised by this series of amusing yet pointed playlets, each 12 to 15 minutes in length, and affording roles for 7 women, 4 men. No set is required, and only the simplest of props. Problems arise as two-person teams arrive in an empty church in the midnight to dawn hours. Their assignment: to see if the stone statue of a saint really weeps, or are the tears supplied by a prankster. The oddly-assorted teams include a dowager and a homeless man, a divorced couple, a society wannabe and a prankster in a wheelchair, a minister and his estranged daughter, a hard-as-nails reporter and a young teacher anxious to believe in healings. Each playlet is complete in itself and can be used alone or in company with the others. Wickedly witty but always with an important point to raise, the Curious Vigil will add sparkle, whether your goal is worship or discussion. No one will nod for a second during these playlets!
Characters

CASTING

4m, 7f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MURIEL - A faithful church member who may just have her own reasons for arranging the pairs taking part in the all-night vigil.
EARL - A man in his thirties pr forties, Suzy's former husband.
SUZY - About the same age, they may have lingering feelings for each other.
EMILY - A rich and elderly widow with a secret sorrow.
SLICK - An unemployed and homeless engineer, embittered by his unfair firing.
KAREN - An idealistic grade school teacher, happily married but in poor health.
KYLIE - About the same age as Karen, thinks of herself as a hard-bitten journalist.
ALLAN - A young or middle-aged editor, amiable and thoughtful.
MABEL - The sad mother of a twenty-something son, rejected by his father.
LAURA - A young Junior League wannabe, married and a mother.
EMMIE - An elderly retiree who woans a wheel chair and a wicked sense of humor.
STONE - Pastor of the church with a curious statue, father of Robbie, a missionary.
BECKY - Young woman in her twenties, embittered by the prolonged absence of Robbie, and alienated from family and church.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Don A. Mueller

When a fellow pastor made a suggestion to Rev. Don A. Mueller, then serving a small methodist church in Oakland, CA, Mueller liked the suggestion; Instead of seven dusty sermons on the last words of Jesus from the cross, what about seven playlets. Each reflection one of the sayings of Jesus. Mueller began to write, thus was born not only "Eyes Upon the Cross" but Muellers career as a playwrite ... view full profile

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