Old Folks

by  Max Posner

Short Play, Drama  /  5m, 5f

Part of the collection Keen Teens: Volume 3.

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    Cast Size

    5m, 5f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

A group of ten sits around in an old folks’ home, debating which of their friends’ funerals they’ll be able to attend. Their number gradually dwindles, and the remaining members become increasingly aware of their mortality. Upon dying, each character describes who they were when they were younger. All played by teens, these characters both come to terms with age and transcend it.


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Part of the collection Keen Teens: Volume 3.

Presented as a part of Keen Teens 2015.

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Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Setting: A nursing home in America. 2015.

Casting

5m, 5f
FRANNY
TINA
SANDY
HAROLD
RON
STEVE
GREG
JEAN
BETTY
SAM
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Features Teens

Casting Notes

They are all elderly.
They should all be played by teenagers.
They shouldn’t be made to look old.

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Authors

Max Posner

Max Posner's plays include The Thing About Air Travel, The Famished, Gun Logistics and SNORE (and other sorts of breathing). His plays have been staged and developed at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Page 73, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Clubbed Thumb, Soho Rep, The Hangar Theatre, C ...

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