This award-winning one-act comedy is perfect for competition, college, high school and community theater production. With seven female characters (one male optional), and a simple unit set, In Juliet’s Garden can be produced in a wide variety of settings. The show is suitable for round, three-quarter-round and proscenium production. Juliet Capulet invites four other heroines of Shakespeare’s classics (Katharina, Portia, Ophelia and Desdemona) to lunch in her favorite garden in Verona to discuss ‘issues’ they all have with their plots. All the ladies have suggestions how these issues might be remedied. Shakespeare has also been invited, but instead sends an envoy, his literary agent and Editor Jacqueline de Boys, who attempts to save the day with the help of Juliet’s Nurse. This lively fifty-minute one-act comedy sparkles with wit and an in-depth understanding of the characters of these indelible ladies, and their effects on playgoers over the centuries. (Optional ending has a cameo appearance by Shakespeare in the last scene).
- Genre: Farce
- Time Period: Not Applicable
- Cast Attributes: All Female, Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Expandable casting, Roles for Teens, Local Celebrity Cameo, Parts for Senior Actors
- Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences