In this monologue play Charlie Chaplin wrestles with the question of personal identity. In his life he plays a number of different roles: the little Tramp, the Great Dictator, the great director, the music hall performer, the abandoned child whose mother was mad, the seducer of young girls, the Genius, the Communist traitor, driven from the country by an FBI director who himself was playing a number of roles, the doting husband, the absent minded strict father, the shape shifter who is trapped on a tightrope, covered with monkeys, balancing over the abyss. A funny and touching encounter with a bewildering and compelling person who never quite knew who he was.
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Duration: 10 minutes
- Setting: It could be a silent movie set, or the prop room of a theatre.
Casting1m or f
- Cross gender casting
Male or female when done as a separate monologue, or female if done with its two character companion piece, Charlie And The Siberian Monkey Goddess as The Chaplin Plays: A Double Feature.
The Chaplin Plays: A Double Feature was first presented in June of 2016 by Nylon Fusion Theatre Company at The Paradise Factory in New York City as part of the Planet Connections Festivity under the direction of Lori Kee.