Sganarelle

by  David Frieze

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

It's just a typical day for poor Sganarelle. His wife Marguerite thinks he's having an affair with sweet young Celie, who fainted in front of his house. But it was only because her father refuses to let her marry stalwart young Lelie, the man she really loves. 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

It's just a typical day for poor Sganarelle. His wife Marguerite thinks he's having an affair with sweet young Celie, who fainted in front of his house. But it was only because her father refuses to let her marry stalwart young Lelie, the man she really loves. Meanwhile, Lelie also thinks Sganarelle is having an affair with Celie because he caught him with a portrait meant for her as a sign of his undying devotion. When Sganarelle and Celie catch Lelie and Marguerite together things really get complicated! This delicious aperitif works perfectly as a curtain raiser before a full length play or as a competition piece.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Outside of Sganarelle's house. There is a bench on the front lawn underneath the second-story window.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

3m, 3f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)
GORGIBUS - Father of Celie.
CELIE - A lovely young woman, beloved of Lelie.
PAULETTE - Their maid.
SGANARELLE - The hero of the play.
MARGUERITE - His wife.
LELIE - A handsome young man, beloved of Celie.
A SERVANT - A non-speaking role.
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Authors

David Frieze

David Frieze

Sganarelle was first performed on March 19, 1994 by the Bookline Community Theatre in Brookline, MA and was directed by David Frieze.

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