Camera Obscura

by  Robert Patrick

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

"A perfect play." - Show Business
When a computer matched man and woman meet via long distance television, a transmission time lag results in crossed questions and crooked answers, misunderstandings, tears, and a surprise resolution.

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Camera Obscura

by  Robert Patrick

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

When a computer matched man and woman meet via long distance television, a transmission time lag results in crossed questions and crooked answers, misunderstandings, tears, and a surprise resolution. Overtones of totalitarianism, over population, regimentation and the communication gap surround the play's wry comments on the nature of the sexes. A natural for contests or wherever a strong, short entertainment is required, this classic play is effective on a bare stage or in an elaborate production.

Published in the collection Robert Patrick's Cheep Theatricks, part of Lights, Camera, Action.

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"A perfect play." - Show Business

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • 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

1m, 1f
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