A Little Something for the Ducks

by  Jean Lenox Toddie

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1f

Winner! John Gassner Playwriting Contest and the Princeton Players One Act Playwriting Contest

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A Little Something for the Ducks

by  Jean Lenox Toddie

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Contest and the Princeton Players One Act Playwrighting Contest
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

This is a story of a zestful, youthful courtship. She is sixty-eight and he is seventy-nine. They put their moves on each other in a minuet that is a joy to behold. Published with Scent of Honeysuckle.

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Accolades

  • Winner! John Gassner Playwriting Contest and the Princeton Players One Act Playwriting Contest

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, 1980s
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting:

    The grounds of a senior citizen's housing complex. 

  • Additional Features: Mime, No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 1f

IRMA
SAMUEL

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

Both SAMUEL and IRMA have the ageless quality of the very old, so the age of the actors is unimportant. If younger performers play the parts, it is suggested they avoid obvious makeup and suggest age by subtle whitening of eyebrows and hair and by moving with the caution of the elderly. The perfommers, whether youthful or mature, should avoid caricature, juxtaposing the characters' somewhat comic aspects with gentle inner dignity.

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