The Genuine Article

by  Jason Milligan

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m

The Genuine Article

by  Jason Milligan

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    30 minutes
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This jaunty comedy chronicles the misadventures of a rural con artist masquerading as a traveling faith healer and his none to bright sidekick. As they rehearse their chicanery just before a revival meeting, their duplicity turns to awe the bogus healer may be able to heal after all.

Published in Here, There, and Everywhere: Eight Site-Specific Plays.

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  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Rural church sanctuary, late night. MARTIN and BOB alone. New Year's Eve, the present.
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  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
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MARTIN - A traveling faith healer.
BOB - Martin's assistant.
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  • All Male


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Jason Milligan

Jason Milligan's many stage plays have been performed in numerous productions across the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe. Thirty-seven of his plays are now published by Samuel French Inc., including ...And Then the Rain Came to Mayfield; Cross Country; New York Stories; Southern Exposures; The Prettiest ...

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THE GENUINE ARTICLE was originally produced by Theatre Oxford in Oxford, Mississippi on September 18, 1997. The play was directed by Larry Kadlec.

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