Will

by  Jules Tasca, Robert Louis Stevenson

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 2f

Based on the writings of Robert Louis Stevenson, this haunting short play by an award-winning playwright tells the story of how the Angel of Death encourages Will to look upon his life - his selfish love - before he's taken away. We see a Young Will who enacts the memory of Old Will and we see Marj…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Based on the writings of Robert Louis Stevenson, this haunting short play by an award-winning playwright tells the story of how the Angel of Death encourages Will to look upon his life - his selfish love - before he's taken away. We see a Young Will who enacts the memory of Old Will and we see Marjory his always love. He never gives in to the joy marriage, but instead holds true to a selfish philosophy. The characters are deeply felt; the effect is overpowering.

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Keywords

Aging, Childhood

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The dining room of a mountain inn, England.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m, 2f
OLD WILL
THE LADY IN BLACK
YOUNG WILL
MARJORY
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Authors

Jules Tasca

Jules Tasca has taught playwrighting through I.U.P. at Oxford University in England and he has performed with a Commedia dell'arte group in Central Italy. He is the author of over 125 (full length and one-act) published plays that have been produced in numerous national theaters from the Mark Taper For ...

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