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Psychoneurotic Phantasies - Short Play, Comedy

Psychoneurotic Phantasies

Gilbert David Feke

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Short Play, Comedy

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780874406900

Young playwright Gilbert Feke has created an off-kilter and strikingly original comedy. Sigmund Freud jumps out of a textbook and plays matchmaker for high school students Joshua and Elaine - two teens who discover that they can be well-adjusted, even with their phantastic views of reality.

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Farce, Romantic Comedy

30 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Puppetry

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Shoestring Budget

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

Official Selection! 1990 National Young Playwrights Festival
Young playwright Gilbert David Feke has created an off-kilter and strikingly original comedy. Sigmund Freud jumps out of a textbook and plays matchmaker for high school students Joshua and Elaine - two teens who discover that they can be well-adjusted, even with their phantastic views of reality. Includes a bizarre, uproarious spoof of a children's puppet show, and the Family Freud, a game show with the Jung and Adler families as contestants. (Freud hosts, naturally.) An intelligent, intense, bold, and ultimately touching teen comedy, with a unique insider's perspective into the teen experience.

"Gilbert David Feke's Psychoneurotic Phantasies is a breezy and at times sophomoric spoof of post-Freudian psychology, in which Freud himself... plays a pivotal role. Two youngsters ... have wild fantasies, which are acted out by a vociferous team of cartoonlike players" - Mel Gussow, The New York Times

Psychoneurotic Phantasies was first produced by Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall Summer Theater School in Waltham, Massachusettes on July 9, 1990. It was directed by Amy Potozkin. The play was subsequently presented by the Foundation of the Dramatists Guild at Playwrights Horizons in New York City on September 18, 1990, as part of the 1990 Young Playwrights Festival. It was directed by Gloria Muzio.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting, Features Teens, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

Can be expanded to a company of 10+

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

JOSHUA - teenage boy
ELAINE - teenage girl
SIGMUND FREUD - matchmaker
THE PSYCHOCOMPANY - ensemble
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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