The Prayer

by  Candice Mays

Short Play, Drama  /  3m, 4f

In this charming play written by a high school student, a young girl with Downs Syndrome is on a Christian retreat with a group of friends. While there, she is treated cruelly and ridiculed by a malicious boy who simply does not want to be there.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In this charming play written by a high school student, a young girl with Downs Syndrome is on a Christian retreat with a group of friends. While there, she is treated cruelly and ridiculed by a malicious boy who simply does not want to be there. His taunts and barbs plague the group of youngsters, and the boy even sways another boy into participating in his rude behavior. The group does their best to enjoy their weekend by ignoring Phillip. Arianne's amazing ability to find compassion for this cruel lad is a testimony to the girl's steadfast faith and her understanding of "loving thine enemy."
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: Main room of a retrat house, cabin in the woods. 
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

3m, 4f
ARIANNE - 18, small, mentally handicapped girl, has Down Syndrome.
RYAN - 17, friendly and conscious about other all the time.
TIFFANY - 16, girl, friendly, but judgemental--doesn't give people a chance.
PHILLIP - 16, negative and rude, does not see anything positive in anything except for things he wants to do.
MELANIE - 18, very nice girl, listens and understands everyone, can usually get along with anyone.
DARREN - 17, shy boy, follows a crowd, afraid of being rejected by others, tried to act "cool".
JULIE - 28, leader, adult in charge.
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Teens

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Authors

Candice Mays

Candice Mays

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