The Duelling Oakes

by  Bruce Kimes

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 3f

Concerns a preposterous and manifestly outrageous duel to be fought by the newlyweds, Bill and Sally Oakes in their living room. A childish but nevertheless serious argument is started and it snowballs into a tempestuous challenge-- a challenge to a duel with pistols. Plans are made, seconds are cho…

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The Duelling Oakes

by  Bruce Kimes

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    2m, 3f

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Concerns a preposterous and manifestly outrageous duel to be fought by the newlyweds, Bill and Sally Oakes in their living room. A childish but nevertheless serious argument is started and it snowballs into a tempestuous challenge-- a challenge to a duel with pistols. Plans are made, seconds are chosen and the duel, after false starts and interruptions gets under way. The duel solves the problem for the Oaks. A delightfully different play.

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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  • Setting:

    The living room of the Oakes home in a new suburban developement. The present-- early evening.

Casting

2m, 3f

BILLY OAKES - average young man, dark hair, early 20's.

SALLY OAKES - pretty little thing, wide-eyed, Billy's wife.

AUNT ELSIE - stout, dumpy, unpleasant-looking woman in her late 50's.

MAZIE COLLINS - pretty little blonde, about the same age as Sally, married a few years longer.

FRED COLLINS - swaggering, loud-voiced young fellow a few years older than Bill.

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