Lepers

by  Robert G. Barone

Short Play, Drama  /  5f

A small group of women living on the fringes of society, wrapped in bandages and loneliness, deal with denial and acceptance of being the unwanted.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Experimental
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A small group of women living on the fringes of society, wrapped in bandages and loneliness, deal with denial and acceptance of being the unwanted. They are the embodiment of all those who are alienated: the homeless, the poor, the diseased, the unpopular. This is the story of their struggle, persevering with the never ceasing ability to dream and to love.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Not Applicable
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting:

    "A barren space" Set needs two benches.

  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

5f

MARTHA
SARAH
RUTH
THE YOUNG OBSERVER
ELLEN

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Cast Attributes

  • All Female
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Features Teens
  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

Could be cast as an all female cast of 5

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Authors

Robert G. Barone

Richard G. Barone is a retired theatre teacher/director who has published several one-acts and who has colaborated in the writing of several musicals and a musical for children. His short play Lepers is published by Samuel French.

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Lepers was originally presented by Punchinello Players of Utica Free Academy, Utica, New York in January, 1987.

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