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...

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Green Man (Knable)

by  Jim Knable

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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. 

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"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.

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting:

    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

Casting

2m, 2f

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. 

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Jim Knable

Jim Knable's play SPAIN was professionally produced at MCC Theatre (dir. Jeremy Dobrish 2007), Summer Play Festival (2006), Woolly Mammoth Theatre (2001), Actor's Express in Atlanta, New Jersey Rep, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis, and various other regional and university theatres. G ...

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