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Girl Called Opal, A - Full Length Play, Drama

Girl Called Opal, A

Robert Lindsey-Nassif

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Full Length Play, Drama

4m, 9f, 1girl(s)

ISBN: MS00000000446

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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$19.95
: Spiral Bound Manuscript

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Theatre for Young Audiences, Period

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - 1990s

Settings Of Play - A small town with a lumber mill in Oregon in 1904

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Animal spot, Mime, No intermission, Puppetry

UIL Approved, Competition or audition material

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Church / Religious Groups

The lone survivor of a shipwreck, little Francoise is adopted by a lone woman in an Oregonian town to be a farm hand. Yet the little girl, renamed Opal, is given to flights of fancy and takes it upon herself to bring happiness to everyone in the town. Once she has set the town to rights, she is convinced her Angel Mother and Father will return to her.
Characters

CASTING

4m, 9f, 1girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Features Children, Flexible casting

CASTING NOTES

Animals are mimed or created with puppets. They are not intended for humans. The smaller roles and extras (Store Owner, School Teacher, Students, etc.) may be played by the narrators.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

OPAL – a little girl, speaks French
MAMMA – a middle aged woman running a farm by herself
NECKTIES – in love with Thought Girl
THOUGHT GIRL – in love with Neckties, the daughter of the mill owner
SELENA – a blind young woman
GOSSIP SISTERS – two elderly sisters who always speak in unison
SADIE – a kind, elderly washing woman
STORE OWNER, SCHOOL TEACHER, & OTHER EXTRAS
4 MALE NARRATORS
3 FEMALE NARRATORS
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Robert  Lindsey-Nassif

Robert Lindsey-Nassif

Robert Lindsey-Nassif composed the score for the Broadway production of Hollywood Arms by Carol Burnett and Carrie Hamilton, directed by Harold Prince. Off-Broadway: Wrote the book, music and lyrics for Opal (Richard Rodgers and AT&T Awards) and music, lyrics and additional dialog for Honky-Tonk Highway (Backstage and MAC Awards; directed by Gabriel Barre; also produced at Goodspeed). Regional: ... view full profile

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