Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England

by  Madeleine George

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  1m, 3f, 2m or f

A screwball sex comedy about the perils of monogamy, certainty, and academic administration.

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Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England

by  Madeleine George

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Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 3f, 2m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Cutting Approved for Competition
    • Scene work
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Dean Wreen is not having a good week. Her college is in dire financial straits and a plan to close its tiny, all-but-forgotten natural history museum is sending unexpected shock waves across campus and out into the local community. At home, her ex-lover, Greer, is staying with her—sending shock waves of a different sort through her relationship with her current (and much younger) girlfriend, Andromeda. Town-gown relations are in tatters! The local newspaper is erupting in protest! Even the awful, historically inaccurate dioramas in the museum have started mouthing off! A screwball sex comedy about the perils of monogamy, certainty, and academic administration.
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Accolades

  • Finalist! Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
    Winner! New Jersey Star-Ledger's Best Play of 2011

Reviews




REVIEWS

"A smart, clever and highly promising new play...lively and literate." - The New York Times

“A thoughtful study in love and extinction, imaginatively crafted by Madeleine George.” - Variety

"Imagination at every turn.  Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England belongs in the winner’s circle.” - New Jersey Star-Ledger

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: College town, New England.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

Music

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

Casting

1m, 3f, 2m or f
DEAN WREEN, née Cindy - female, late 40s
GREER, née Gail - female, late 40s
ANDROMEDA, née Andrea - female, 20s
THE CARETAKER - male, 60-70s
EARLY MAN 1 - male or female, early 20s
EARLY MAN 2 - female or male, early 20s
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Authors

Madeleine George

Madeleine George's plays The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Susan Smith Blackburn finalist), Precious Little, and The Zero Hour (Jane Chambers Award, Lambda Literary Award finalist), have been produced by Playwrights Horizons, 13P, Clubbe ...

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Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England was originally produced by Two River Theatre Company in October 2011, under artistic director John Dias and managing director Michael Hurst, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll.  It was first developed at the Lark Play Development Center in New York City.

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