Join commedia dell'arte characters in a hungry, thirsty, bungling, quest for the Scarlet Heart. An excellent introduction for any student performer.
About 30 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
4 M | 3 W | 3 Any Gender
The Scarlet Heart is a gem! Literally. A big fat juicy apple of a ruby that everyone really, really wants and will do anything to get. Too bad there's not one competent thief in the bunch. Stupino! That's a soup ladle! Stop making goo goo eyes at the soup ladle!
Welcome to Theatrefolk's first commedia dell'arte comedy. This is an excellent introduction to commedia for any student performer. The script can be performed as written or by following an improv-based scenario.
Join Arlecchino, Brighella, Columbina, and more in their hungry, thirsty, bungling, cross-dressing quest for the Scarlet Heart.
4 Men, 3 Women, 3 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.
Playing cards, Bags of sandwiches, Newspaper, Piles of money, Duster, Phone, Bundled ruby, Potted plant, Lipstick, Purse, Medals, Picture, Vase, Ladle, Sign that says “Pantalone’s Room”, Basket of shiny red apples, Bottles of champagne, Adding machine with long paper roll, Sign with “Alla Fine” on one side and “The End” on the other
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this script and the many opportunities that it provided my cast - learning about the traditional commedia style and how it impacts modern-day comedy conventions, making authentic masks, exploring and experimenting with physical comedy, learning to juggle, etc. The script was also a director's dream to work with - filled with so many suggestions and production ideas for the director to consider!
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