English Lesson (Vesala)

by  Paula Vesala

10 Minute Play  /  2f, 1boy(s)

Part of the Collection Theater Masters' Take Ten Vol. 1.

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English Lesson (Vesala)

by  Paula Vesala

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    Cast Size

    2f, 1boy(s)
  • Duration


    10 minutes

Additional Info

A Finnish mother teaches her son English, and when they keep meeting an old Puerto Rican woman, the only native language they share is the language of loss.
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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
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  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance



  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: An atrium of a white condominium from the mid-century. 
  • Additional Features: No intermission


2f, 1boy(s)
NENA - An old Puerto Rican woman with Alzheimer’s disease. Her appearance is somehow fragile, and her walking is slow, shaky and difficult. Her voice is not strong. She speaks with an accent.
TOMMI [Tohmee] - A ten-year-old Finnish boy. Shy, observant.
LAURA - Tommi's mother. Finnish. Laura is about 35 years old. Has an accent.
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  • Roles for Children



Paula Vesala

Paula Vesala is a Finnish playwright, musician and actor. Paula studied music at Sibelius Academy from 2002 to 2011, her main instrument being classical singing. She earned her BA from Theater Academy Helsinki in 2014, where she studied playwriting and dramaturgy. She is currently studying in the playwriting MFA progra ...

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