The Marvelous Machine

by  John R. Carroll

Short Play, Comedy  /  7m or f

This is an imaginative trip through the human body, with the cast members playing a forgetful brain, a grumbling stomach, a corny, vaudevillian pair of lung. There's even a shoot-out between the evil Germs and the good guy, Antibody!

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The Marvelous Machine

by  John R. Carroll

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Children (Age 6 - 10)

Additional Info

This is an engaging children's participation play that has toured to great success and received enthusiastic notices from teachers and administrators as well as students. It's an imaginative trip through the human body, with the cast members playing a forgetful brain, a grumbling stomach, a corny, vaudevillian pair of lungs. There's even a shoot-out between the evil Germs and the good guy, Antibody! Nutrition, emotions and valuable health tips are presented in a guaranteed painless teaming process.
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Keywords

Illness/Health

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: Inside of the human body.

Music

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

Casting

7m or f
ACTORS ONE - The Oracle and Lung One
ACTOR TWO - The Vocal Chords, Lung Two, and Crying
ACTOR THREE - The Brain and Anger
ACTOR FOUR - Bank Teller, Stomach and Psychologist (Guard)
ACTOR FIVE - Impulse and Germ
ACTOR SIX - Whim, Hand, Fear and Corpuscle
ACTOR SEVEN - Vocal Chords, Messenger from Stomach, and Anitbody
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting

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Authors

John R. Carroll

John R. Carroll's first play was published when he was 15 years old. The Enchanted Bicycle was printed in Plays magazine and a playwright was born. His plays have been produced and published throughout the United States, Great Britain, and Australia and include

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