Thucydides

by  Scott Elmegreen, Drew Fornarola

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m

A young soldier and a college student meet at an airport in their hometown, and in learning about each other's lives in Iraq and Princeton, each is lead to dramatic new conclusions about his own.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A young soldier and a college student meet at an airport in their hometown, and in learning about each other's lives in Iraq and Princeton, each is lead to dramatic new conclusions about his own.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 34th Series.

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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Four chairs
  • Additional Features: No intermission

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m
SOLDIER - 19 years old
STUDENT - 19 years old
PA ANNOUNCEMENT - voiceover, may be prerecorded
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Features Teens

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Authors

Scott Elmegreen

Scott Elmegreen is a playwright, composer, and lyricist whose work has premiered on Broadway, television, and in film, as well as off-Broadway, nationally, and internationally. His shows include College The Musical, Vote For Me: A Musical Debate, Thucydides (winner of the 34th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Sho ...

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Drew Fornarola

Drew Fornarola is a composer, lyricist, and playwright living in New York City. His most recent musical, originally commissioned by the New Musical Development Foundation, is now being developed for stage by DreamWorks Theatricals and for screen by DreamWorks Animation. Other theatrical works include COLLEGE The Musica ...

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Thucydides was one of six winners of the 34th Samuel French off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in 2009. The production was directed by Dev Bondarin.

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