The Test

by  Paula J. Caplan

Short Play, Drama  /  2m

On death row, elder inmate Cleveland has taken young, mentally challenged Bradley under his wing and is trying to teach him to read.

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    Cast Size

    2m
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

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On death row, elder inmate Cleveland has taken young, mentally challenged Bradley under his wing and is trying to teach him to read. When word arrives that Bradley's new lawyer has arranged for him to take a mental competency test, Cleveland tries to convince Bradley that this is one test he does not want to pass.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 26th Series.

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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

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  • Setting: Death row.

Casting

2m
BRADLEY - a black male in his mid-20s
CLEVELAND - a black male in his mid-20s or older
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male
  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

Paula J. Caplan

Paula J. Caplan

The Test was first presented by Richard Lay and Sage Theatre Company at the Chernuchin Theatre in New York City in August 2001. It was directed by the author. The play was subsequently presented in its West Coast premiere by Playwrights' Circle at the Black Box Theatre in Palm Springs, California, in November 2001. It was directed by Rod Roeser.

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