Perspective

by  Paul Elliott

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 4f, 1girl(s)

Life through the eyes of a schizophrenic. Needs few props and offers a chance for imaginative makeup. Sci-fi for the stage.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 4f, 1girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Science Fiction
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Perspective - it attacks slowly, turning your loved ones into deformed images of themselves. Shocking, horrifying, yet at times humorous, it forces you to view life through the eyes of a schizophrenic. Needs few props and offers a chance for imaginative makeup. Sci-fi for the stage.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 4f, 1girl(s)
GIRL - 16-18, innocent, attractive, loveable; her emotions range from childish innocence to manic depression
WOMAN - middle-aged, very prim and proper; appears normal in every way until she is revealed to be totally incapable of distinguishing fantasy from reality
MAN - middle-aged, neat, rather dapper; the most realistically portrayed of the charactersl shows an inner strength and kindness toward all others.
HENRY - a headless, one armed man
MARY - an attractive blind woman; mother of two children, sympathetic
MOTHER - stylish, early 40s, attractive; gaping red hole for mouth
NURSE - ageless, efficient, kind
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Paul Elliott

Paul Elliott is a respected television and screenwriter with scripts optioned and/or produced by CBS, Francis Ford Coppola, MM&D, ABA, Robert Aldrich Productions, Buzz Kulick, Isom/Cox, Taft/sun Classics and O. Atlas Enterprises. He has also written, produced, and/or directed over sixty syndicated and network sh ...

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