Game of Chance

by  Seymour Barab

Short Musical, Comedy  /  1m, 3f

A Representative, the eternal messenger of Fate, brings to each of three young women her dearest wish. Instead of happiness, they find regret -- they have not asked for enough.

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Game of Chance

by  Seymour Barab

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Fables/Folktales
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Set in a garden with a bench, a Representative, the eternal messenger of fate, brings to each of three young women her dearest wish: One would like to be wealthy; one would like to be famous; and one would like to have a lover in her life.  Each discovers she has not asked for enough: the rich woman misses real friends; the famous author yearns for love; and the third young woman finds marriage a tedious chore.  Even the Representative is dissatisfied with his life: He needs an assistant to help him with his tough job.  The moral of this comic opera:  We all want too much or too little.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: A garden with a bench. 
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Operetta
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

1m, 3f
FIRST KNITTER
SECOND KNITTER
THIRD KNITTER
THE REPRESENTATIVE
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Cast Attributes

  • Not Applicable

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Authors

Seymour Barab

Seymour Barab

Game of Chance premiered in January, 1957 at the Augustana College Opera Workshop, in Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.

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