Catholic School Girls

by  Casey Kurtti

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  4f

"Fine, funny, loving." - Hollywood Reporter

"Brilliant....A rollicking comedy that speaks to anyone who has known the terrible fears and insecurities that so often accompany..."the carefree days of youth."' -Westport News

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Catholic School Girls

by  Casey Kurtti

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Faith-based
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

This satire of Catholic school life in the 1960's uses four actresses to play the nuns and the first through eighth grade girls at St. George's School in Yonkers. As they experience bonds of friendship, reprimands from authority figures and pressures from home and they react to the Beatles, the Addams Family, the Supremes and the election of a Catholic president, an amusing portrait of girls maturing to the threshold of adolescence delightfully emerges. Between classroom scenes monologues give free rein to the students' decidedly secular ambitions.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Fine, funny, loving." - Hollywood Reporter

"Brilliant...A rollicking comedy that speaks to anyone who has known the terrible fears and insecurities that so often accompany...the carefree days of youth." - Westport News

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1970s, 1960s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting:

    St. George's School, Suburb in New York State. 1962-1970.

  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

4f

COLLEEN DOCKERY/ SISTER MARY LUCILLE
MARIA THERESA RUSSO/ SISTER MARY GERMAINE
WANDA SLUSKA/ SISTER MARY AGNES
ELIZABETH MCHUGH/ SISTER MARY THOMASINA

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Cast Attributes

  • All Female
  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Multicultural casting

Casting Notes

Four actors play the girls from first through eighth grade as well as their teachers.

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Authors

Casey Kurtti

Casey Kurtti’s play Catholic School Girls was the first production at The Douglas Fairbanks Theater in Times Square in 1984 and is frequently performed throughout the United States. It had a three-year run in Australia and an extended run and tour in Canada in a French translation by Michel Tremblay (Premieres De Class ...

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The Off-Broadway production of Catholic School Girls opened at the Douglas Fairbanks Theatre on April 1, 1982.

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