Keeper

by  Frederick Bailey

10 Minute Play, Dark Comedy  /  2m, 1f

Working a shift at the box office of a Los Angeles theatre should be an easy gig for Mitsuko. But the night takes a strange turn when the mysterious Mr. Wilkinson enters to buy a ticket, followed by the paranoid Mr. Stradling who believes he is being stalked.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Working a shift at the box office of a Los Angeles theatre should be an easy gig for Mitsuko. But the night takes a strange turn when the mysterious Mr. Wilkinson enters to buy a ticket, followed by the paranoid Mr. Stradling who believes he is being stalked.
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Keywords

Betrayal

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: The lobby of an off-off-Broadway-type waiver theatre in Los Angeles. 
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 1f
MITSUKO - Japanese American woman in her 30s. 
WILKINSON - Slighly past his 30s, wears a good suit.
STRADLING - Average guy in his 30s, dressing in jeans and a sport jacket. 
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

Frederick Bailey

Frederick Bailey

Keeper premiered at the Actors Theater of Louisville in 1998 under the direction of Jonathan Summey. 

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