10 Minute Play
Farce, Parody / Spoof, Romantic Comedy
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
Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes, Open Flame
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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.