Dix Tableaux

Dix Tableaux

Dix Tableaux

by: Mark Dunn

by: Mark Dunn

Read as an ePlay on
Get our free web app
SubGenre

Ready to perform?

Dix Tableaux is available to license!

Learn More

Dix Tableaux

Dix Tableaux

by: Mark Dunn

by: Mark Dunn

Overview

The story of friendship between two women in their sixties is played out over the course of ten years, each year representing another reunion for Beverly Duggins and Addie Spool, two participants in a series of annual "tableaux" sponsored by the Museum of Dix, in a small city in the South. Within human diorama settings as simple as a frontier cabin porch or the cow stall of a local dairy barn, and as elaborate as the "Spit and Curl" beauty salon (circa 1930) and the front seat of Thelma and Louise's plummeting convertible, Beverly, the lonely urban professional, and Addie, the down-home pharmacist's assistant, chart the course of each other's lives, while fending off incursions from the officiously bothersome fellow-poser Maureen. Through the ten scenes which comprise the play, the two women are forced to endure the constant interruptions of the museum's "promenaders" who "ooh" and "ah" at the lifelike presentations, offering up their comical comments, both kind and cruel. Though they see one another only one weekend a year, and in spite of their very different backgrounds, Beverly and Addie nurture a growing and abiding friendship. In the end, it becomes the strongest and most sustaining friendship of their lives.

Read as an ePlay on
Get our free web app
SubGenre

Ready to perform?

Dix Tableaux is available to license!

Learn More

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Not Applicable
  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Features Children, Flexible casting, Local Celebrity Cameo, Roles for Children, Room for Extras
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Mark Dunn

Mark Dunn is the author of over thirty full-length plays, with two of his one-acts and eleven of his full-lengths published in acting edition by Samuel French, Inc. His award-winning plays BELLES, FIVE TELLERS DANCING IN THE RAIN, NORTH FORK: A TEXAS TRAGICOMEDY and A DELIGHTFUL QUARANTINE have together been produced ...

View full profile

Community Experiences