Green Man (Knable)
by Jim Knable
Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 2m, 2f
Painter Abigail’s model is a naked man painted green, and her architect husband Ronald’s new intern bears a striking resemblance, though he’s clothed. Their new acquaintance, Genice, is a stone sculptor of gargoyles whose musician fiancé appears in the same hue. Who the Green Man is to each of them is a mystery only they can help each other unravel...
Painter Abigail’s model is a naked man painted green, and her architect husband Ronald’s new intern bears a striking resemblance, though he’s clothed. Their new acquaintance, Genice, is a stone sculptor of gargoyles whose musician fiancé appears in the same hue. Who the Green Man is to each of them is a mystery only they can help each other unravel. A play about love, loss and other things made of stone. Featuring two original songs by the author, sung by the Green Man.
Part of the collection, The Imaginary Plays by Jim Knable.
"Knable has landed somewhere on the map close to
Christopher Durang & John Patrick Shanley."
- NY Theatre Wire.com
"Knable is an imaginative dramatist with a supple talent for the bizarre." - Variety
"Green Man is a meditation on the mysteries of the human heart and how our emotions can trigger intense connections with others both conscious and otherwise... Knable is a playwright of considerable talent who is sensitive to the often intense pain and quirky personalities of those who create the art and music we all consume and the buildings we use... You'll find that the images and themes of "Green Man" - and perhaps even the character himself - haunt you for many days to come." - Orange County Register,
"It’s an intriguing and cleverly written play... It plays as a tense mystery, long on the abstract, and never dull. It’s a play about redemption, throwing off the past, finding love in the darkness of the shattered soul. Although the final reveal does answer most questions, it leaves some open to question, which sucked me right into a long post-play thought process. And any show that can get you thinking about it afterwards is a good show in my book." - Orange Curtain Review, Read More
The songs IN THE GARDEN and THE STARS have all been composed by Jim Knable, copyright 2006.
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
The time is roughly the present. In a city with tall buildings.
The set needs to move from Abigail and Ronald’s living room to Genice’s living room, with stops between at Ronald’s implied office, a hospital space, etc. There will be a man-sized sculpture of a gargoyle that will take shape in Genice’s space.
- Additional Features: Play w/ Music
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
ABIGAIL – An artist. 30s.
RONALD – An architect, her husband. 30s.
GENICE – A stone sculptor. 30s.
GREEN MAN – A man painted green. Also GREGORY and GARY. 20s.
- Ensemble cast
- Non-Traditional casting
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)