The Enchanted

by  Maurice Valency, Jean Giraudoux

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  9m, 11f

"A fascinating, absorbing adventure!" - N.Y. Daily Mirror

"Valency's version has grace, flow and wit." - N.Y. Times
"Fresh, engaging, humorous." - N.Y. Post

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 11f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Mystery/Thriller, Period, Romantic Comedy
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Cutting Approved for Competition
    • UIL Approved
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A charming young lady in a provincial French town is obsessed by the supernatural. Most are tolerant of her, but the government inspector regards her as a threat to order and security. He summons all of the authority and power of the state to rid her of her obsession. She falls in love, thereby discovering the joys of the normal world and accomplishing in a split second what law, force and logic could not.
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Reviews

"A fascinating, absorbing adventure!" - N.Y. Daily Mirror

"Valency's version has grace, flow and wit." - N.Y. Times
"Fresh, engaging, humorous." - N.Y. Post

Keywords

Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Setting: A clearing in the woods just outside a provincial town in France.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

Casting

9m, 11f

THE MAYOR
THE DOCTOR
ISABEL

THE LITTLE GIRLS:
GILBERTE
DAISY
LUCY
VIOLA
DENISE
IRENE
MARIE-LOUISE

THE INSPECTOR
THE SUPERVISOR
ARMANDE MANGEBOIS
LEONIDE MANGEBOIS
THE GHOST
1ST EXECUTIONER
2ND EXECUTIONER
MONSIEUR ADRIAN
PAPA TELLIER

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Authors

Maurice Valency

Maurice Valency

Jean Giraudoux

Jean Giraudoux

THE ENCHANTED first appeared at the Lyceum Theatre on January 18, 1950. It was directed by George S. Kaufman.

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