Wasp

by  Steve Martin

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

In the fractured landscape of 50s suburbia, a prototypical white protestant family exists in a dark limbo of expectation and routine. Mom is surrounded by people but deeply alone, dad speaks in delicious platitudes, and the children fear anything new.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes

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In the fractured landscape of 50s suburbia, a prototypical white protestant family exists in a dark limbo of expectation and routine. Mom is surrounded by people but deeply alone, dad speaks in delicious platitudes, and the children fear anything new. The play vibrates with satire and dark lyrical irony as the family meanders blindly toward catastrophe.

Published in WASP and Other Plays.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $100 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Duration: 40 minutes

Casting

3m, 3f
DAD
MOM
SIS
SON
FEMALE VOICE
PREMIER, CHOIRMASTER, ROGER
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Steve Martin

As an actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician—Steve Martin is one of the most diversified performers and acclaimed artists of his generation. Martin has been successful as a writer of and performer in some of the most popular movies of recent film history—appearing in more than 50 f ...

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Originally presented by the Ensemble Studio Theater.

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