Mirror, Mirror (Treem)

by  Sarah Treem

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  6m, 5f

In this dark comedy, based on Snow White, ten teenagers love, lose, betray and revenge each other over one autumnal weekend in a kingdom far, far away. It is a precarious landscape where magic lurks behind make-up, mirrors and memories.

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Mirror, Mirror (Treem)

by  Sarah Treem

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Roy, is this a dream? A dream, a story, high school, insanity. It's hard to tell sometimes, isn't it? A high school homecoming dance in the South. In the bathroom Gretchen Black, the most popular girl in school, lights a cigarette and asks the mirror on the wall who's the fairest of them all. The mirror shows her a horrible witch instead of her own reflection. Gretchen puts the cigarette out in her armpit and the witch disappears. Moments later a mysterious new girl named Rose White arrives at Homecoming. She has no hips or chest to speak of, but her skin shines white as snow and her lips are as red as the rose. She's after Gretchen's boyfriend, Badger Biers. In this dark comedy, based on Snow White, ten teenagers love, lose, betray and revenge each other over one autumnal weekend in a kingdom far, far away. It is a precarious landscape where magic lurks behind make-up, mirrors, and memories.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Fall. A private high school in the South. A gym. An auditorium. A bathroom. Boo-yeah. 
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

6m, 5f
GRETCHEN BLACK – 17, most popular girl in school
BADGER BIERS – 17, Gretchen’s boyfriend; most popular boy in school; captain of the football team
COSTEN LYONS - 18, Badger’s best friend; richest boy in school
LIBBY SUNDAY – 17, Gretchen’s new best friend; Hoyt’s ex-girlfriend; valedictorian, on scholarship
HOYT MONROE - 18, tortured teenage artist; Libby’s ex-boyfriend
LAUREL BUCHANAN - 16, Hoyt’s best friend; president of the drama club; costen’s second cousin
HONEY - 15, stage manager in the drama club, nerd
DONNIE - 17, actor in the drama club; Ronnie’s best friend
RONNIE – 17, actor in the drama club; Donnie’s best friend
ROSE WHITE - 16, new girl; this is a boy’s part
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Cross gender casting
  • Roles for Teens

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Authors

Sarah Treem

Sarah Treem is the Golden Globe Winning writer and producer of Showtime's The Affair. Her full-length plays include Empty Sky, Against the Wall, Mirror, Mirror, A Feminine Ending, Human Voices, When We Were Young and Unafraid, and Vienna's Amazing.A Feminine Ending received its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in ...

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Mirror Mirror was first produced at the Yale School of Drama on November 11, 2005. The performance was directed by Nick Avila.

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