Mr. Bundy

by  Jane Martin

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 3f, 1girl(s)

"Jane Martin has written her strongest play yet." - TheatreScope

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f, 1girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

This powerful drama examines the fears of parents driven to do "the right thing" when the safety of their daughter is in doubt. A mother and father who learn that the next door neighbor is a convicted child molester consider both vigilance and vigilantism before being forced into action by a pair of child advocacy crusaders. The shocking climax hits a raw nerve, leaving the audience to consider where the line between right and wrong lies. Mr. Bundy was a hit at the 1998 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"One of [Martin's] most striking and arresting works...a very intoxicating piece of theatre." - Chicago Tribune, Read More

"Jane Martin has written her strongest play yet." - TheatreScope

"As she has previously with plays about abortion rights [Keely and Du] and contemporary relationships [ Jack and Jill], the pseudonymous Martin again fleshes out thorny issues with a vivid human dimension, involving an audience and preventing us from accepting easy conclusions." - Palm Beach Post

Keywords

Parenting/Family

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Somewhere in the middle of the country.
  • Additional Features: No intermission

Casting

3m, 3f, 1girl(s)
CATHERINE - A woman fo 36. Well educated. A child psychologist.
ROBERT - Her husband. Age 40. Works in an advertising agency. Volunteers weekends for AA.
CASSIDY - Their daughter. 8 or 9 years old.
MR. BUNDY - The next-door neighbor. A man in his mid to late 60s. A retired teacher.
JIMMY RAY - A truck driver in his mid-40s.
TIANNA - His wife.  A woman in her early 40s. A southerner.
MRS. MCGUIGAN - A neighbor. 60 years old. She is raising her grandson whose parents passed away.
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Cast Attributes

  • Roles for Children
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Jane Martin

Jane Martin, a Kentuckian, first came to national attention for Talking With, a collection of monologues premiering in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 1982 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Since its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in 1982, Talking With has been performed around the world, winning the B ...

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Mr. Bundy premiered at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in February 1998 under the direction of Jon Jory.

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