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Waiting Room

by Christian Kiley

A group of teenage cancer patients wait to hear about their progress. A bond is created as they discover their similarities and eccentricities.

 About 25 minutes

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


 12
4 M | 7 W | 1 Any Gender, Doubling Possible


Simple Set

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A group of teenagers who all have various types of cancer are waiting to be called into the doctor’s office to receive updates on their progress. At first everyone wants to be by themselves, to stay in their personal bubbles. But as they discover their similarities and appreciate each other for their quirky eccentricities, a bond is created. Their common desire to find out who the mysterious Mr. Fitzpatrick is, after he is called time and time again to go into the office with no response, allows them to express their own feelings about their illnesses.

This play is part of Chemo Girl and Other Plays, a collection of 4 plays

Characters

 12
4 Men, 7 Women, 1 Any Gender, Doubling Possible

CALLER [A]
18 lines
Calls patients in for their appointments
FAITH [W]
55 lines
Very positive and gregarious
FINN [W]
71 lines
Real name Finland, a sharp cynic
ROHAN [M]
56 lines
Real name Ronald, but uses this name as his cancer-fighting character
CLOUD [W]
23 lines
Real name Claudia, struggling with depression
OSWALD [M]
17 lines
Already knows his diagnosis and options, but comes to the waiting room once a week to be a part of something
Finn’s Family
DAD [M]
6 lines
MOM [W]
5 lines
SISTER [W]
7 lines
Rohan’s Family
DAD: [M]
15 lines
MOM [W]
5 lines
SISTER [W]
3 lines


Prop List

Piece of paper, file, and/or clipboard, Outdated magazines, Hat, Pink snack cakes, Cell phone, Headphones/MP3 Player


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 About 25 minutes

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


 12
4 M | 7 W | 1 Any Gender, Doubling Possible


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