The Other Room by Christian Kiley - Theatrefolk

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Chemo Girl and Other Plays

Recommended for High Schools

The Other Room

by Christian Kiley

Dad is recovering from cancer and heavy chemotherapy treatments in the other room. It has become a dark corner of the house, especially for Mary, who rarely goes in there.

 About 20 minutes

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


 7
4 M | 3 W


Simple Set

Drama Character Study Issue-Based

Dad is recovering from cancer and heavy chemotherapy treatments in the other room. It has become a dark corner of the house, especially for Mary, who rarely goes in there. Tommy goes in to watch Cubs games and wonders how the team’s over a century-long World Series drought is helping his Dad. Mom is trying to hold the family together, but it is not an easy challenge for a family dealing with cancer in The Other Room.

This play is part of Chemo Girl and Other Plays, a collection of 4 plays
7 Characters
4 M, 3 W

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.

DAD [M]
In the other room, is seen on stage in three flashbacks
TOMMY [M] 47 lines
Watches Cubs games with his dad
MARY [W] 58 lines
Avoids the entire ordeal by going to her best friend’s house
MOM [W] 44 lines
Trying to keep the house in order
ROB [M] 12 lines
Tommy’s friend
BOB [M] 16 lines
Tommy’s friend
JEN [W] 25 lines
Mary’s best friend; One Monologue

Prop List

backpacks, Cubs hat, mixing bowl and spoon

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