Removing the Glove

by  Clarence Coo

Short Play, Comedy  /  4m, 3f

Young Will has admitted that he is left-handed. How can he tell this to his family? His friends? Afraid of repercussions, he's hid this sordid fact about himself for years.

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Removing the Glove

by  Clarence Coo

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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Young Will has admitted that he is left-handed. How can he tell this to his family? His friends? Afraid of repercussions, he's hid this sordid fact about himself for years. He eats with his right hand. His parents and his girlfriend don't know. He can't go on lying like this, but how can he come out of the glove compartment? Although one person in ten is left-handed, society hasn't caught up with the facts. The school's star quarterback admitted to being ambidextrous and was kicked off the team. Some still consider it a mental disease. There are rumors that the President of the United States is himself a leftie, and this is why he avoided the draft. Will our hero find the strength to reveal his true nature and "Remove the Glove"?
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Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: A dinner table, a row of lockers, and a group of chairs.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

4m, 3f
WILL - A teenager
CINDY - His younger sister, also a teenager
MOM
DAD
JESSICA - Will's girlfriend
LOUIE - The heads of a support group
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Authors

Clarence Coo

Clarence Coo received the 2012 Yale Drama Series Prize for Emerging Playwrights, which was judged by John Guare, for Beautiful Province (Belle Province). The play was developed at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival and the Inkwell. His other plays include People Sitting in Darkness, Bahala Na, Brai ...

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Removing the Glove was given a staged reading by the TheatreVirginia on July 17, 1993 as part of its "New Voices for Theatre" program and was directed by Denise Simone. It was subsequently produced on February 13, 1994 by the Brooke Point Players, at Brook Point High School in Stafford, Virginia where it was directed by Nikki B. Carr.

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