Attack of the Moral Fuzzies

by  Nancy Beverly

10 Minute Play, Dark Comedy  /  4m, 6f

Beth comes on the fantasy game show “Morality Made Easy” in an attempt to shed her anxieties one by one. Dominated by a sleazy host and his assistant, the game posits that one can find inner peace with the decisions one makes – if one chooses not to think about the consequences or ponder the other possible decisions.

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Attack of the Moral Fuzzies

by  Nancy Beverly

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 6f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Parody / Spoof
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

Beth comes on the fantasy game show “Morality Made Easy” in an attempt to shed her anxieties one by one. Dominated by a sleazy host and his assistant, the game posits that one can find inner peace with the decisions one makes – if one chooses not to think about the consequences or ponder the other possible decisions. When it becomes clear that Beth is the type to seriously consider her actions and every possible alternative, the game hammers her down and exposes her anxieties even more. Beth attempts to take control of what she can and walks off the show, cursing it as she leaves.

Published in Ten Minute Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville, Vol. 1.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A gaudy game show stage
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4m, 6f
BETH SHUMWAY – an anxious woman
RAMON – a sleazy game show host
MISS LOWENTHALL – Ramon’s assistant
DAVE ARMSTRONG – a used car salesman
JOLEEN BUDGE – a working mother strapped for cash
ELAINE HENSELMEIER – a receptionist
SPINELESS IDIOT – a man who simply can’t make up his mind
BENNIE KINCAID – an auto mechanic
NADA IVANHOE – a mother with a sick child
CLARICE WHITE – a young woman with heart disease
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Local Celebrity Cameo
  • Multicultural casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Nancy Beverly

Nancy Beverly

Attack of the Moral Fuzzies was first produced by Actor’s Theatre of Louisville on May 28, 1985. It was directed by Kenneth Washington.

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