Yes, Virginia, There is a Virginia by Colleen Neuman - Theatrefolk

Malled: Two One Act Plays for Young Women

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Virginia

by Colleen Neuman

An ordinary shopper survey takes absurd twists and turns for Virginia as she struggles to answer the surprisingly cosmic question: Is Ann Landers real?

 About 25 minutes

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


 15
15W


Simple Set

Comedy Black Comedy Student Directors

An ordinary shopper survey takes absurd twists and turns for Virginia as she struggles to answer the surprisingly cosmic question: Is Ann Landers real?

This play is part of Malled: Two One Act Plays for Young Women, a collection of 2 plays
15 Characters
15W

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.

Shopper Survey Person Number 12 [W] 69 lines
Virginia [W] 88 lines
Just wanted to visit the mall with her friend. Thrust into a surreal interrogation of reality. One Monologue.
Woman 1 [W] 11 lines
Loved Little Orphan Annie as a child.
Woman 2 [W] 8 lines
More of a Mary Worth fan.
Woman 3 [W] 4 lines
Assesses Virginia’s first answer to a crucial question. Finds it wanting. One Monologue.
Score [W] 9 lines
Keeps tally of Virginia’s score. It’s not looking so hot for her.
Mom [W] 16 lines
Less helpful than you would think a mom would be.
Aunt Flossie [W] 10 lines
Plays cards with mom. Also not particularly helpful.
Policewoman [W] 3 lines
Arrests Angie. Is all part of Person Number 12’s master plan.
Angie [W] 12 lines
Virginia’s friend A pawn in an ever-greater high stakes game.
Eleanor Roosevelt [W] 3 lines
The famous first lady. Looks better than she does in all those photos.
Ann Landers [W] 4 lines
The author, herself. So she does exist!
Voice Over One [W] 2 lines
Voice Over Two [W] 4 lines
Voice Over Three [W] 1 line

Prop List

clipboard, pen, purse that contains a small black box like a radio, ink pad, hospital bracelet, whistle, roll of money, gavel, small notepad, food including French fries, shopping bags, newspaper, magazine, large white napkin, bowl of soup, spoon, can of Pledge, dust cloth, deck of cards, two pieces of cloth, high school yearbook

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