Edith Can Shoot Things And Hit Them

by  A. Rey Pamatmat

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 1f

"Utterly sincere and winning drama about three good kids that sparkles with moments of gentle comedy. Pamatmat's struggling but goodhearted young characters are neither disengaged nor cynical, and they feel all the more real for it." – Louisville Courier Journal
Three kids — Kenny, his sister Edith, and their friend Benji — are all but abandoned on a farm in remotest Middle America. With little adult supervision, they feed and care for each other, making up the rules as they go.

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Edith Can Shoot Things And Hit Them

by  A. Rey Pamatmat

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Princess Grace
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Monologues
    • Scene work
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Three kids — Kenny, his sister Edith, and their friend Benji — are all but abandoned on a farm in remotest Middle America. With little adult supervision, they feed and care for each other, making up the rules as they go. But when Kenny's and Benji's relationship becomes more than friendship, and Edith shoots something she really shouldn't shoot, the formerly indifferent outside world comes barging in whether they want it to or not.

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Accolades

  • Recipient of a 2012 Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association Citation
    NOMINEE - 2013 GLAAD Media Award, Outstanding Los Angeles Theater

Reviews

REVIEWS

"Utterly sincere and winning drama about three good kids that sparkles with moments of gentle comedy. Pamatmat's struggling but goodhearted young characters are neither disengaged nor cynical, and they feel all the more real for it." Louisville Courier Journal, Read More

"Edith... is a beautifully rendered portrait of three young people as they struggle to remain young in a circumstance that forces them to have the stresses of the adult world." – Cincinnati Examiner

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Videos

  • Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them montage
  • A. Rey Pamatmat on Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them
  • Artists at Play promo
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1990s
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

2m, 1f
EDITH – 12, Filipino-American, a girl, KENNY’s sister
KENNY – 16, Filipino-American, a young man, EDITH’s brother
BENJI – 16, any race, a friend
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Features Teens
  • Multicultural casting

Casting Notes

This play should be performed by young-looking adult actors, not actual teenagers. The shadows in for Mother can be done with puppets, projections, or something else non-human. Please do not use actual people – NO GROWN UPS.

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Authors

A. Rey Pamatmat

A. Rey Pamatmat’s play after all the terrible things I do premiered at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and runs at next at The Huntington Theatre in 2014 – ’15. His play A Power Play; Or, What’s-its-name was presented at the 2014 O’Neill Playwrights Conference, his second residency there after Thunder Above, Deeps Belo ...

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Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them was first produced in a rolling world premiere by Actors Theatre of Louisville in the 2011 Humana Festival of New American Plays, Actor’s Express Theatre Company, Atlanta, GA, New Theatre, Coral Gables, FL, and Mu Performing Arts, Minneapolis, MN as part of the National New Play Network’s Continued Life Program.

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