Mummu by Kirk Shimano - Theatrefolk

Mummu

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Mummu

by Kirk Shimano

A one act play inspired by an ancient Sumerian myth depicting one of the first Mesopotamian gods.

 About 25 minutes

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


 4
4 Any Gender


Simple set

Comedy

A one act play inspired by an ancient Sumerian myth depicting one of the first Mesopotamian gods.

Mummu is here to bring you a story. A good story with a great emotional landscape. Even deities who exist on an eternal plane don’t have time for bad theatre.

What can a reed, a feather, and some cow parts accomplish? Trying to find purpose in an indifferent world can seem impossible. You can never make something without unmaking something else.

The characters in this play are not bound by any limitations of gender, race, or other categories, and the play can be staged with no sets of any kind.

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4 Characters
4 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.

MUMMU [A] 43 lines
Mesopotamian deity of engineering serving as tonight’s emcee. Charismatic, if a bit domineering.
REED [A] 63 lines
Plucked from a swamp, a simple scrap of vegetation that yearns for more.
COW PARTS [A] 42 lines
The large intestines of a cow, happily producing gas as they fester.
FEATHER [A] 52 lines
Removed from a noble ibis and its associated lineage. Never misses a chance to let others know their place.

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