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.
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- 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
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.
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.