Skirmishes

by  M. Thomas Cooper

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

Published in the collection Tongue, Tied and Other Short Plays.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A man and woman argue at a picnic while ants wage battle and romance around them.

Published in the collection Tongue, Tied and Other Short Plays.

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Keywords

Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with companion piece

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A picnic
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy, Stage Combat
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

3m, 3f
BRIAN - a young man.
SARAH - a young woman.
FRED - a “formal” ant.
FRANK - a “beach” ant.
GRETA AND GERTRUDE - female ants dressed as German barmaids (non-speaking roles).
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

M. Thomas Cooper

M. (Michael) Thomas Cooper studied literature and theatre at Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, San Francisco State University, and Portland State University, where he received his degree. In 2008 his first novel, 42, was published by Ooligan Press. Also in 200 ...

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Skirmishes was first produced at the 2005 Ashland 10-Minute Play Festival. It was directed by G. Valmont Thomas.

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