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Proposin' - Short Play, Comedy

Proposin'

Richard Slocum

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Short Play, Comedy

1m, 2f

ISBN: 9780874406894

A delightful westernization of Anton Chekhov's The Marriage Proposal. One of the greatest, funniest farces ever written, transferred to the brand new state of Oklahoma, circa 1920. To Mabel Hightower's porch comes spastically nervous P. J. Hastings...

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Farce, Adaptations (Literature)

30 minutes

Time Period - 1920s

Settings Of Play - The front porch of the Hightower ranchouse. Western Oklahoma, 1920. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

UIL Approved, Competition or audition material

Exterior Set

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

A delightful westernization of Anton Chekhov's The Marriage Proposal. One of the greatest, funniest farces ever written, transferred to the brand new state of Oklahoma, circa 1920. To Mabel Hightower's porch comes spastically nervous P. J. Hastings, hemming and hawing to the Mrs. about the hand in marriage of her daughter, Jessie. And the young Hightower is a dynamo - opinionated, spunky and restless. Many battles are fought before the kiss is placed: boundary disputes, cattle vs sheep, demented relatives, etc. This is a wonderful adaptation with strong characters and sharp dialogue. Easy to produce.
Characters

CASTING

1m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MABLE HIGHTOWER - a 50 year old rancher's widow.
PJ HASTINGS - a 25 year old man, the Hightower's neighbor, also a rancher. 
JESSIE HIGHTOWER - the 20 year old daughter of Mable. She is very headstrong and attractive. 
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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