Free - Version 2 by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

Free - Version 2

Recommended for High Schools

Free - Version 2

by Lindsay Price

A free picnic forces a struggling town to reconcile their belief systems with their greed. More parts for girls in Version 2.

 About 45 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 18
4 M | 12 W | 2 Any Gender


Simple Set


 40 pages

Drama

"I was the one who said we should do it fairly. But it smells so good. I can't think straight. What would it hurt if I took one sandwich?"

You have two versions of Free to choose from!

This play tells essentially the same story as Free - Version 1 with the majority of roles rewritten for women. This change has a distinct effect on the relationships between the characters and the dynamics of the plot.

18 Characters
4 M, 12 W, 2 Any Gender

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

Jack [M] 126 lines
The first the find the free food.
Jill [W] 191 lines
Finds the free food with Jack. Believes strongly in fairness. One Monologue.
Mrs Steel [W] 79 lines
A greedy, manipulative woman who wants the food for herself. One Monologue.
Bonnie, Betty, Becky [W] 23, 27, 21 lines
Three hiking girls that catch Jill in the act.
Mayor [W] 37 lines
Jack’s mother. She’ll sort this whole thing out fairly… won’t she? Two Monologues.
Mrs Brown [W] 16 lines
Two Monologues
Stranger [W] 44 lines
Townspeople:
Man 1 22 lines
Woman 1 [W] 23 lines
Man 2 20 lines
Woman 2 [W] 18 lines
Man 3 8 lines
Woman 3 [W] 22 lines
Woman 4 [W] 10 lines
2 Guards [A]
(non-speaking)

Short Version
Jack [M] 149 lines
The first the find the free food.
Jill [W] 127 lines
Finds the free food with Jack. Believes strongly in fairness. One Monologue.
Mrs Steel [W] 64 lines
A greedy, manipulative woman who wants the food for herself. One Monologue.
Mayor [W] 38 lines
Jack’s mother. She’ll sort this whole thing out fairly… won’t she? One Monologue.
Betty [W] 19 lines
One of the townsfolk. A voice of reason. One Monologue.
Stranger [W] 39 lines
A visitor from faraway lands. Can she help solve the dispute?
Townspeople:
Man 1 [M] 22 lines
Woman 1 [W] 23 lines
Man 2 [M] 28 lines
Woman 2 [W] 28 lines
Woman 3 [W] 22 lines

Prop List

piles of food and drink, baskets, branch, forms, wheelbarrow, small package

Multimedia

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