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Guyer Girls, The - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Guyer Girls, The

Trisha Sugarek

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

1f, 4girl(s)

ISBN: 9780874403213

A rich tapestry of an American family. In a series of family stories, set in the 1920’s, we enjoy the four teenage sisters' hilarious pranks, antics, joys and humiliations, as the girls grow up under the guidance of their matriarch, “Mama." Later, we see the sisters as adults, starting their own families when Pearl Harbor has just been attacked.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Period

90 minutes

Time Period - 1940s / WWII, 1920s

Settings Of Play - The kitchen of a large farm/rural house in Turnwater, Washington. 1918/1920. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Scene work

Interior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

From the opening moments when Ivah cuts Violet’s eye brows off, this story romps through the sibling antics and rivalry of a large family. The first act takes place as the young teenage girls are growing into lovely women. In a series of family stories, set in the 1920’s, we enjoy the girls’ hilarious pranks, antics, joys and humiliations. There is laughter in abundance. Tears, love, and sibling rivalry as these four delightful sisters grow up under the guidance of their matriarch, “Mama”. A prestigious marriage, a female pro-basketball player, and a run away to Alaska, these young women couldn’t be more diverse. Fast forward to the 1940’s. In Act two, the sisters are adults, starting their own families and Pearl Harbor has just been attacked. This stage play is a rich tapestry of an American family.

Characters

CASTING

1f, 4girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female, Features Teens

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

SOPHIA “MAMA” - the gentle matriarch of the Guyer family; has raised thirteen children with love and compassion; migrated to America from France at the turn of the century (1900) with her husband, Levi.
LILLAS - the second oldest sister, 19 years old; is the sensible one, and yet she gets pregnant at a time when a pregnant girl, unwed, was a family disgrace.
IVAH - the third sister, 17 and a hellion; the rebel of the family, constantly in trouble for her pranks and antics; marries well but never loses her tomboy enthusiasm for mischief.
VIOLET - the fourth sister, 16; a sensual being who cannot wait to taste life to its fullest; leaves home at 18 and goes to California to play semi-pro basketball; a flapper in the 1920s, she goes on to own a restaurant and bar in San Francisco and marries at least four times.
LAVERNE (younger) - the baby of the family, 12 years old; headstrong, at 16, she runs away and heads to Alaska to find her adventure in life; goes on to write country western music.
LAVERNE (adult) - twenty years later, now 32 years old and a raw boned pioneer woman; has been living in Alaska her entire adult life.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Trisha Sugarek

Trisha Sugarek

Trisha Sugarek - playwright, author, poet - has been writing for four decades. Until recently her writing focused on scripts that ranged from prison stories to children’s fables. There are many more stage scripts to view on her website. She has expanded her body of work to include a three novels - Women Outside the Walls, Wild Violets, and Song of the Yukon - books of poetry, and a group ... view full profile

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