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Play: Masks
by Mr. Paul E. Doniger CT

Masks
by Mr. Paul E. Doniger CT
minimum cast: 19: 5m, 6f, 8 or more
120 minutes, 2 acts

development stage: Available for production

Plot summary

Set in a struggling Commedia dell'Arte troupe, young Pierette, who has replaced her deceased father in his role as Pierrot, is in love with the faithless inamorato of the company, Flavio, as she is caught between her comic performances and her anxiety over unrequited love.

    Stage settings

    Single unit set.

    Special props and/or costumes

    Commedia dell'Arte masks & costumes

    Slapstick for Carlo/Arlecchino.

    Sunglasses

    Picnic basket with fake food, dishes, etc.

    Blackjack for Roderigo/Doctor Bungalo

    Acting roles

    • PieretteF: 20-25, Lead role; Plays Pierrot; physical comedy essential
    • RuffinaF: 30-45, Company owner; plays La Vecchia
    • ScaramoucheM: 35-50, Company owner; married to Ruffina; plays Capitano Spavento
    • IsabellaF: 30-35, Married to Giulio; plays Colombina; physical comedy
    • CarloM: 25-35, Sylvia's sister; plays Arlecchino; physical comedy
    • FlavioM: 20-30, Plays an inamorato; faithless Casanova type
    • LaviniaF: 20-25, Plays an inamorata
    • SylviaF: 20-25, Plays an inamorata; Carlo's sister.
    • RoderigoM: 45-60, Plays Doctor Bungalo
    • GiulioM: 35-45, Married to Isabella; plays Pantalone
    • LolaF: 25-30, Company costume mistress
    • Stagehands (2)M/F: 18-40, Crew members
    Masks
    by Mr. Paul E. Doniger CT
    minimum cast: 19: 5m, 6f, 8 or more
    120 minutes, 2 acts

    development stage: Available for production
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    • Visuals
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    Published by YouthPLAYS.com

    First performed in November, 2007 by my theatre students at Pomperaug High School in Southbury, CT.

    Supernumeraries in the cast serve as an on stage audience.