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Scarlet Expectations of a Drowned Maiden and Two Greek Queens

by Robert Wing

A talk show welcomes some of literature's most memorable women who just can’t seem to get it right when it comes to men.

 About 40 minutes

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


 12
1 M | 7 W | 4 Any Gender


Simple set


 28 pages

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On today’s episode of The Dee Dee Show, legendary TV talk show host Dee Dee Dane welcomes women who just can’t seem to get it right when it comes to men. But, Dee Dee’s guests aren’t just any women. These relationship-challenged women are none other than some of literature’s most memorable characters: Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter, Ophelia from Hamlet, Miss Havisham from Great Expectations, Penelope from The Odyssey and Medea from, well, Medea.

It is a farcical and funny meeting of minds that makes today’s episode very special indeed.


Characters

 12
1 Man, 7 Women, 4 Any Gender

Dee Dee Dane [W]
44 lines
The greatest talk show host of all time! Legions of fans admire and model their lives after her.
Penelope [W]
20 lines
The wife of Odysseus. She waited patiently for her husband to come home. She is a model of patience and sacrifice…or is she?
Medea [W]
23 lines
When her husband, Jason, told her he wanted custody of the kids, she said “Sure, no problem. Which pieces?”
Hester Prynne [W]
23 lines
Her man, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, lets Hester spend her life paying for a crime that he was as equally guilty of – and she enjoys it!
Miss Havisham [W]
24 lines
Her man left her at the altar and she spends the rest of her life in that instant of abandonment.
Ophelia [W]
22 lines
Between her father and her boyfriend Hamlet, she doesn’t have a chance.
Arthur Dimmesdale [M]
20 lines
He really should have thought first before agreeing to appear on the show.
Commercial Narrator [A]
Two Monologues
Player One / Mother / Woman [W]
0 lines
Player Two / Kid / Butterfly [A]
0 lines
Player Three / Kid [A]
0 lines
Player Four / Kid [A]
0 lines


Prop List

Bag of chips, Comic book, Clothes pin, Bouquet of flowers, Ring


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 About 40 minutes

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


 12
1 M | 7 W | 4 Any Gender


Simple set


 28 pages

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