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Touch of Evil - Short Play, Comedy

Touch of Evil

Cynthia Mercati

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Short Play, Comedy

2m, 6f

ISBN: 9780874404029

To Winton, life is stale, soggy and lumpy, like leftover fries without ketchup, and what does he have to show for four years of high school? A perfect attendance record! He wants more from life, he wants to be a winner; in fact, he'd sell his soul for a little success. He's scarely explanined thi…

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Parody / Spoof

30 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play -

The setting is a small restaurant -- The Salem Inn. The time is nearing midnight.

The set is very simple

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

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, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

A Touch of Evil is a humorous one-act play, that gives us a double twist at the end.

Our hero is Winton, a High School senior who'd like to be a winner. He compares his life to french fries, stale and soggy, and his claim to fame is a perfect attendance record.  Angie, his girlfriend, is smart and spirited, trying to cheer him up by reminding him that he did win the potato sack race at the last school picnic.  Then he utters the immortal words: "I'd sell my soul for a little success!"

At that moment Mona Mephistopheles appears and the battle between good and evil is on.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Features Teens

CASTING NOTES

Angie and Winton are your everyday high school seniors, although Winton is a whiner, Angie is full of spirit and spice. Elwood Wormsley and his girlfriend, Jezebel are great comedic roles, while, Lucretia, Cleopatra, Pandora, and Mona Mephistopheles provide some over the top evil -- and fun.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

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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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