The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd

by  Jonathan Payne

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 5f

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The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd

by  Jonathan Payne

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The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Princess Grace
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Karma's foster brother, Terrell, has gone missing, and she's trying to find him amidst the inner city chaos that is The Oblong – but his teacher can't remember his name, his foster mom is still cashing his reimbursement checks, and his ex is glad he's gone. Where's the police, where are the reporters? Karma seems to be the only one who cares, but the more she looks, the more she realizes that in The Oblong, caring only means trouble.
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Reviews

“This is confident genre playwriting […] Mr. Payne, whose day job is in social work, captures with clinical precision the defenses and despair of the chronically under-nurtured.” / The New York Times 

“Jonathan Payne’s The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll’d doesn’t break the fourth wall so much as completely dismantle it.” / TimeOut New York

“[Jonathan Payne’s] sharpest when he takes aim at the cynicism of those who would seek to use the misery of urban poverty as a way to push the story of their own righteousness.” / TheaterMania

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4m, 5f
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Jonathan Payne

Jonathan Payne recently received an Elizabeth George Commission with South Coast Rep. His work has been produced and developed at Long Wharf Theatre, the Tristan Bates Theatre (UK), Ars Nova, Fringe Festival NYC, The Bushwick Star, and the Fire This Time Festival. He was a fellow at New Dramatists, Playwrights Realm an ...

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