Safe Harbor

by  Douglass Parkhirst

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 3f

When a sea captain's beautiful daughter, Carrie, learns her father's ship has gone down, she refuses to believe her beloved Michael, the handsome seaman to whom she is betrothed, will not come back to make her his bride. The years slip by and Carrie's faith becomes an obsession until, one day, Micha…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences

Additional Info

When a sea captain's beautiful daughter, Carrie, learns her father's ship has gone down, she refuses to believe her beloved Michael, the handsome seaman to whom she is betrothed, will not come back to make her his bride. The years slip by and Carrie's faith becomes an obsession until, one day, Michael does return-- carrying her off to a safe harbor.
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Keywords

Death, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1950s
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The present and 50 years ago. The main room of a cabin, perched on a River Bank-- several miles seaward from a small coastal port. 
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

Casting

3m, 3f
CARRIE - 70, wrinkled, worn, eyes weak from strain, unkempt white hair, threadbare clothes and weather-worn. Still there are traces of a soft, lustruous beauty.
CARRIE - 20, blonde, very pretty, dressed in a simply frock of 50 years ago.
MICHAEL - a handsome Irish seaman of 23. Black, curly hair and mischievous, brown eyes.
HOWARD - 50, with the browned, healthy ruggedness of a sea captain.
BEN SLOPER - 75, a gnarled, alert fisherman.
MRS. WORTHING - a pleasant social-worker.
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