Voices (Lortz)

by  Richard Lortz

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 3f

This play was produced professionally in New York and London, as well as on television. A young couple arrive at an old house just before a snowstorm isolates them. Since her child's death, the wife has been in a sanitarium and the guilt and tensions of the young couple's tragic loss have all but de…

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Voices (Lortz)

by  Richard Lortz

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • UIL Approved
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

This play was produced professionally in New York and London, as well as on television. A young couple arrive at an old house just before a snowstorm isolates them. Since her child's death, the wife has been in a sanitarium and the guilt and tensions of the young couple's tragic loss have all but destroyed their relationship. They try to rebuild their mutual trust, but the wife hears voices and she and the audience see the pale figure of a girl. The husband sees nothing. As the snow and night falls, the voices of a happy family playing joyfully grow louder and more insistent until the dramatic climax in this stunning play.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The living room of an old New England mansion. The present.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

2m, 3f
ROBERT WILLIAMS - a young executive.
CLAIRE WILLIAMS - his lovely wife.
THE MOTHER - an ethereal person.
JESSICA - her daughter; about twelve.
JOHN - Jessica's younger brother.
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Children
  • Roles for Children

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Richard Lortz

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