Misreadings

by  Neena Beber

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  2f

Personalities collide as Ruth—a professor of nineteenth century literature—attempts to guide Simone—one of her failing students.

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Misreadings

by  Neena Beber

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Personalities collide as Ruth—a professor of nineteenth century literature—attempts to guide Simone—one of her failing students. While Ruth is stuck living in century-old literature, Simone tries to argue that living in the present is the only way to live. Perhaps in this case, the student is teaching the professor.
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Keywords

Death, Education

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Open Flame Open Flame
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A classroom.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2f
RUTH
SIMONE
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Neena Beber

Neena Beber’s plays include Jump/Cut, The Dew Point, Tomorrowland, and

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Misreadings was first produced as part of the Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville on April 4th, 1997 under the direction of Jennifer Hubbard. 

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