P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
Most Lamentable and Excruciating Romeo and Juliet, A
By: Daniel A. Kelin II
Cast: 3 M, 7 F
Performance Time: Approximately 75-90 mins, 56 pgs.
FARCE. “For never was a story of more woe…” A student production of Romeo and Juliet opens in just two days and the drama group is desperately trying to complete rehearsals. Friar Lawrence recites his lines as if he is a chicken suffering from brain-freeze. Juliet is constantly trying to upstage Romeo and insists that her death scene be obnoxiously long. Two friends, who always speak in unison, play the part of the Nurse, complete with matching modern nurse uniforms and stethoscopes. Then on opening night, the stage manager has to fill in as Romeo when the lead actor is hospitalized. Juliet freezes in place onstage with her mouth agape and has to be replaced by Freddy, wearing a dress and wig. Then throw in some tap dancing, a freestyle dance, and a cardboard moon on a stick that droops from boredom. As the show spirals into chaos, it goes down as the most hilarious and unexpected production of something that almost resembles Shakespeare’s classic!
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Scripts: $8.95 each
Prompt Book: $16.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $75.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $237.00 (13 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)