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Apres Opera - 10 Minute Play, Comedy

Apres Opera

Michael Bigelow Dixon, Valerie Smith

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10 Minute Play, Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573625589

This ten-minute opera bouffe shows what can happen when an ex-girlfriend meeting her ex-boyfriend brings along her new fiance, who happens to be narcoleptic.

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$11.95
: 25-Ten Minute Plays from the Actors Theatre Louisville

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

10 Minute Play

Comedy

Farce, Parody / Spoof, Romantic Comedy

10 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - An opera-themed restaurant, romantic but loud.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy, Stage Combat

Scene work, Competition or audition material

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes, Open Flame

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

This ten-minute opera bouffe shows what can happen when an ex-girlfriend meeting her ex-boyfriend brings along her new fiance, who happens to be narcoleptic. As an aria from Pagliacci fills the restaurant, violence from the opera spills onto the stage.

Can the flame of passion ever be extinguished?

Published in Ten Minute Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville, Vol. 1.

Apres Opera was first produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville on December 14, 1987. It was directed by Marcia Dixcy.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Flexible casting

PETER – rumpled and unshaven
LAUREL – “waitress from Hell”
KAREN – dressed for success
DUNCAN – tries very hard
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author(s)

Michael Bigelow Dixon

Michael Bigelow Dixon is a playwright, director, and professor of theatre. For 17 years, he supervised the reading and selection of plays for the annual Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. He then moved to Minneapolis where he created a new play program that commissioned, developed, and produced more than 100 plays in six years. He's been Resident Director at ... view full profile

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