The Deluge

by  Frank Allen

Full Length Play, Drama  /  9m, 1f

Seven men and a girl are caught in a basement saloon when the banks of a river overflow, trapping them. Facing probable death, the natures of all eight undergo definite changes.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Seven men and a girl are caught in a basement saloon when the banks of a river overflow, trapping them. Facing probable death, the natures of all eight undergo definite changes. A cheating broker becomes fantastically inspired by the thought of forming a great human chain of brotherhood; a "shyster" lawyer preaches the claims of the soul; the self-seeking broker admits to the girl of the streets that she is the only woman he ever loved and that he married for money. Within a half hour after they are released, they have reverted to type; they are selfish, human, honest, or tricky according to their kind.
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Keywords

Business, Death, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day, 1910s / WWI
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Takes place in a saloon in one of our large Western cities, in the space of twenty-four hours.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

9m, 1f
STRATTON - A big, rough, red-faced saloon keeper. Age 50.
CHARLIE - A pleasant looking young fellow of 28.
O'NEILL - A tall, intellectual man of 50.
ADAMS - A fine-looking man of 35.
FRAZER - A bald-headed, crabbed little man. Age 45.
HIGGINS - A flashily-dressed vaudeville actor. Age 40.
NORDLING - A good-looking Swede. Age 30.
SADIE - A wistful, golden-haired girl of 25.
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Authors

Frank Allen

Frank Allen

Twice produced by Arthur Hopkins in New York.

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