Dope!

by  Maryat Lee

Short Play, Drama  /  4m, 3f

"Broad and forceful." - New Yorker
Louie takes drugs and his friend Porse has begun to give them to his sister. The threat to her jars Louie from indifference to dismay. In a nightmare he sees what is required of him. Struggling against an agonizing need for dope, he confronts Porse. …

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    4m, 3f

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Louie takes drugs and his friend Porse has begun to give them to his sister. The threat to her jars Louie from indifference to dismay. In a nightmare he sees what is required of him. Struggling against an agonizing need for dope, he confronts Porse. She ridicules him and tempts him with more dope. They fight and Louie is knifed fatally. As he falls, a revelation comes to him and he cries out that he has won. Optional music and dancing.

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"Broad and forceful." - New Yorker

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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  • Setting: On or near the street in a crowded neighborhood. Bare stage except for a garbage can, a crate, tin cans, and rubbish. In the present.

Casting

4m, 3f

LOUIE

HUM

MARC

DANCERS

CELEE

PORSE

DREAM MAN

WOMEN

CREZELL

DRUNK

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