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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

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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, Mummu can also be performed under the following scenarios.

Virtual Performance

A Virtual Performance is a performance on an online web conferencing platform such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or Google Meets where performers are geographically isolated from one another and not together on a stage.

No audience is physically present with the performers. The audience is logged in to the same web conferencing platform as the performers.

Each time the play is performed for a virtual audience of any size (whether or not admission is charged) constitutes one performance.

Livestream Performance

Productions of Mummu may be Livestreamed.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance is a traditional performance that is livestreamed to the Internet as the actors are performing. Instead of watching the show live in the theatre, the audience watches virtually from their home or other location.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance may be pre-recorded. Recordings for pre-recorded Livestreams may be made if the recording is destroyed at the conclusion of the production. Should the producing organization want to retain the recording for archival purposes, they must purchase a separate Videorecording License from Theatrefolk.

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Theatrefolk cannot be held responsible for any issues, technical, financial, legal, or otherwise, arising from the producing organization’s relationship with BookTix.

Each time the show is Livestreamed (whether performed live or pre-recorded) constitutes one performance.

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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.


Characters

 4
4 Any Gender

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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Royalty fees apply to all performances whether or not admission is charged. Any performance in front of an audience (e.g. an invited dress rehearsal) is considered a performance for royalty purposes.

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 About 25 minutes

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


 4
4 Any Gender


Simple set

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