Night Swim

by  Julia Jordan

10 Minute Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2f

Black water, black sky, midnight-it's a beautiful night for a swim, but for two young girls, the lake holds the promise of both velvety warmth and danger. Will Rosie convince Christina to come out and play? 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Black water, black sky, midnight-it's a beautiful night for a swim, but for two young girls, the lake holds the promise of both velvety warmth and danger. Will Rosie convince Christina to come out and play? 
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Reviews

"...a sweet, coming-of-age fable depicting a teenage girl's debate with herself over leaving home." - New York Times

Keywords

Childhood, Friendship

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: Midnight, outside of Christina's house, in view of her bedroom window. 
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

2f
CHRISTINA - Seventeen years old
ROSIE - Seventeen years old
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female
  • Features Teens

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Authors

Julia Jordan

Julia Jordan is the author of SMOKING LESSON, TATJANA IN COLOR, BOY, ST. SCARLET and DARK YELLOW among others. Lucille L ...

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Nightswim premiered at The Actors Theatre of Louisville in 1998, directed by Michael Bigelow Dixon. 

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