Precipice

by  William Mastrosimone

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

A couple takes a hiking trip up Mount Rainier for their first date, and when a storm threatens their trip they must decide whether or not to risk jumping off a cliff to get home.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

A couple takes a hiking trip up Mount Rainier for their first date, and when a storm threatens their trip they must decide whether or not to risk jumping off a cliff to get home. But dense fog prevents them from seeing what lies beyond the edge. Will they have the courage to take the leap?

Published in Ten Minute Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville, Vol. 5.

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Keywords

Dating, Risk-taking

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: Mount Rainer, Washington. An hour before dark, in July.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 1f
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

William Mastrosimone

William Mastrosimone is an American playwright and screenwriter from Trenton, New Jersey. He attended high school at The Pennington School and received a graduate degree in playwriting from Mason Gross School of the Arts, a part of Rutgers University. His plays include The Woolgatherer, Extremities, Shivaree, and Cat’s ...

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Precipice was first produced at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in 1999. It was directed by Fraizer W. Marsh.

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