Quiet Please

Quiet Please Cover MAR2015 web

A$24.00

Author: Valerie Warwick

(Middle School/Senior/Adults)

HILARIOUSLY FUNNY, FAST MOVING COMEDY THAT TAKES PLACE IN THE LOCAL LIBRARY

QUIET PLEASE is a humorous comedy originally written for a group of senior drama students who took out the prize at the plays very first production, at the Wynnum Manly Eisteddfod in Queensland.

The 17 characters in the play offer great diversity, allowing the actors to build strong, exaggerated and contrasting personalities. For this reason, the play is also ideal as a workshop for drama students. It offers excellent exposure to characterisation and can be used as a unit for character building.

Quiet Please Cast

Synopsis

Quiet Please takes the audience on an enjoyable trip to a normally uneventful suburban library, which suddenly takes on a fast moving sequence of events due to the arrival of many different characters. The out of date library receives a visit from a Frenchman who is set on creating a gastronomic feast, a nurse who recalls a fatal mistaken identity. There is a Texan tycoon with his bossy wife, an irate mother, an undercover detective and a horticulturist with a combustible tree. Menacing bikies and innocent joggers all become involved in a comical climax which proves to be just too much for the somewhat behind the times librarians.

Cast Listing

Elsie Librarian, somewhat behind the times
Mavis  Library assistant, requires a hearing aid
Nudge  Bikie, gelled hair, leather gear
Basher Bikie friend of Nudge, leather gear
Greenie Conservationist, hiking gear and haversack
Pierre Frenchman, beret, curled moustache
Mary Lou American, domineering, slinky dress, big hat, bag
Wilbur Mary Lou’s henpecked husband, big Texan hat
Maxwell Tart Would-be spy, raincoat, upturned collar, trilby hat
Mother Overdressed, fur wrap, hat, jewellery, carries little dog
Teenage Girl Jeans, bright jumper, Walkman radio
Nurse 1 Nurse’s uniform
Nurse 2 Nurse’s uniform
Lady with Plant Casually dressed, carries huge pot plant
Jogger 1 Track suit, sneakers, small towel around neck
Jogger 2 Similar appearance, one has long hair one has short hair
Gossip  Fussy dresser, lots of frills and bows

 

INCLUDES: ALL STAGE DIRECTIONS. STAGE DIAGRAM.
PLUS WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED STAGE SETTING 

 

Quiet Please Cover MAR2015 web

A$24.00

Author: Valerie Warwick

No performance royalties for schools!