This Site Unsuitable for Dragons

by  Dick Dotterer

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

A highly stylized theatrical pastiche in which the audience is always kept aware that they are watching actors portraying animals endowed with very recognizable human foibles. Starring commedia favorites such as Pantalone, Capitano, and Arlecchino. 

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This Site Unsuitable for Dragons

by  Dick Dotterer

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Theatre for Young Audiences, Commedia del Arte

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A highly stylized theatrical pastiche in which the audience is always kept aware that they are watching actors portraying animals endowed with very recognizable human foibles. Starring commedia favorites such as Pantalone, Capitano, and Arlecchino. Laughter abounds as Arlecchino invents an invasion of dragons, and uses every prank in the book. Chases, disguises and ghosts bounce about the stage in high gear as this exhilarating romp ends in wave after wave of laughter.
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Considerations

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

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  • Setting: The action of the play occurs outside Pantalone's house in the Peacable Kingdom.  The time of day is summer. A long time ago when animals could speak with the language of men.
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy

Casting

3m, 3f

ARLECCHINO - a young, prankish monkey.
LUCINDA - a young and beautiful, gentle pheasant.
ZERBINETTA - her friend; a sad vixen, a young female fox.
MARTINE - Pantalone's housekeeper; an over-bearing parrot.
PANTALONE - Lucinda's uncle; and aged peacock; a miser.
CAPITANO - a boastful tiger.

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Casting Notes

This Site Unsuitable for Dragons was first performed on September 25 and 26, 1982, by the Drama club of Lutheran High School West, Detroit, Michigan. It was directed by Miss Leila Finzel.

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Dick Dotterer

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