The Fiancé

by  Catherine Keyser

Short Play, Drama  /  3f

Winner! 1996 Baker's Plays High School Playwrighting Contest

For Jackie, Diane and Jessica, the arrival of The Fiance is a major big deal. Diane's stepsister is getting married, the first in their families, and the young girls are very curious.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3f
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Baker's High School Contest
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

For Jackie, Diane and Jessica, the arrival of The Fiance is a major big deal. Diane's stepsister is getting married, the first in their families, and the young girls are very curious. But for some unknown reason, Diane, age 15, refuses to meet him, or even go to their wedding! Her decision has broad ramifications in the family and her younger sister Jackie and cousin Jessica try to get to the bottom of it. What could make her refuse to meet someone she's never even met? This insightful one act play puts the spotlight on what was the age of innocense, the emotional relationship between these girls, and how they all perceive the institution of marriage.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 1996 Baker's Plays High School Playwrighting Contest

Keywords

Friendship, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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Details

  • Additional Features: No intermission

Music

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

Casting

3f
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Authors

Catherine Keyser

Catherine Keyser is a graduate of Princeton University, where she studied playwriting with Wendy Wasserstein. She won the Young Playwrights Inc. National Young Playwrights Competition in 2000 with her one-act play Welcome Home, Virginia Woolf. Her full-length drama Under Fire, about H ...

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