Millicent Scowlworthy

by  Rob Handel

Full Length Play, Drama  /  7m, 5f

A girl found murdered in the cellar on Christmas morning. A massacre at the high school. The grownups of the community want to forget, but the children have begun to meet in the middle of the night to remember. 

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Millicent Scowlworthy

by  Rob Handel

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller, Experimental
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A girl found murdered in the cellar on Christmas morning. A massacre at the high school. The grownups of the community want to forget, but the children have begun to meet in the middle of the night to remember. Nine teenagers gather at an overgrown memorial and reenact the story.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Act One: An overgrown memorial
    Act Two: An all-night diner
    Act Three: A living room
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

7m, 5f
GIRL 1 / KELLY VANDERSLICE
GIRL 2 / MILLICENT
GIRL 3 / REESE SCOWLWORTHY
GIRL 4 / IGGY SMICK
GIRL 5 / SASS TENDRIL
BOY 1 / PORTER SCOWLWORTHY
BOY 2 / HENRY VANDERSLICE
BOY 3 / TIM THE CATER-WAITER
BOY 4 / HAMILTON SCOWLWORTHY
BOY 5 / JINX PORBEAGLE
BOY 6 / JAKE THE STRANGE KID
BOY 7 (THE WAITER) / BOTHO SPIRE
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Features Teens
  • Flexible casting

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Authors

Rob Handel

Rob Handel was a founding member of the playwrights’ collective 13P, which won four Obie Awards, and heads the dramatic writing program at Carnegie Mellon University. Recently, he wrote the libretti for a cycle of mini-operas produced by Opera Theater Summerfest via a commissioning grant from Opera America. His latest ...

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Originally Presented Off-Broadway at The Summer Play Festival.

Millicent Scowlworthy was supported by a residency and public staged readings at the 2002 O’Neill Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Waterford, CT.

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