The Stronger (Sprinchorn)

by  E. M. Sprinchorn

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  2f, 1m or f

In The Stronger, two actresses, one married and shopping for Christmas presents for her family, the other single and sitting and reading silently, run into each other in a café.

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The Stronger (Sprinchorn)

by  E. M. Sprinchorn

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2f, 1m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

In The Stronger, two actresses, one married and shopping for Christmas presents for her family, the other single and sitting and reading silently, run into each other in a café.
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Reviews

"'The Stronger', though Strindberg's shortest play, packs just as much vitality and impact as some of his better known plays and is full of ironic poignancy." - Austin Live Theatre

"'The Stronger,' [is] a taut miniature about the meeting of two actresses and rivals" - The New York Times

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: The corner of a ladies' cafe.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: 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

2f, 1m or f
MRS. X - An actress, married
MISS Y - An actress, unmarried
A WAITRESS (or Waiter)
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

Casting Notes

The Waitress can be either male or female. 

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Authors

E. M. Sprinchorn

E. M. Sprinchorn

The Stronger premiered at the Dagmar Theatre in Copenhagen in March of 1889, under the direction of Dane Viggo Schiwe. 

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