The Crib

by  Steve Rathje

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 3f

Heather has been in a coma for twelve years, and while her husband, Matthew, believes that Heather should have her life support terminated, her mother fights to have Heather live, believing she can still communicate with her daughter...

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The Crib

by  Steve Rathje

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Heather has been in a coma for twelve years, and while her husband, Matthew, believes that Heather should have her life support terminated, her mother fights to have Heather live, believing she can still communicate with her daughter. The Crib is told from the voice of the ostensibly voiceless character of Heather, who shapes the play from her unique perspective, blurring the lines between real and imagined, reality and surreality. The Crib is a gripping one-act drama that weaves in and out of different times, fantasies, and experiences, exploring ideas of regret, family, and maturation in an imaginative setting.
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Accolades

  • The Crib was part of the nationally recognized Educational Theatre Association's Thespian Playworks competition in 2013. 

Reviews

Published in the collection Thespian Playworks 2013

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The set should be sparse and surreal. The crib and the bed may be conveyed by the same set piece.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 3f
HEATHER - 20s.
MOTHER - 40s or 50s. 
MATTHEW - 30s. 
MAN - 30s. 
WOMAN - 20s or 30s. 

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Casting Notes

MATTHEW and MAN are played by the same actor.

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