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Sick (Brunstetter)

Bekah Brunstetter

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  5f, 5m

"B" drags her promiscuous best friend "E" with her to the clinic to get tested after an unfortunate drunken encounter with Birthday Man. As the two girls are stuck waiting for their test results, they are haunted by their previous sexual encounters, and confronted with the realities of their futures. Winner of the 31st Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival!

Sick (Brunstetter)

by  Bekah Brunstetter

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5f, 5m
  • Duration
    Duration
    30 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use
    Suggested Use
    • Monologues
    • Scene work
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Accolades
Accolades
  • Winner of the 2006 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival!
Description
"B" drags her promiscuous best friend "E" with her to the clinic to get tested after an unfortunate drunken encounter with Birthday Man. As the two girls are stuck waiting for their test results, they are haunted by their previous sexual encounters, and confronted with the realities of their futures. Developed by the class of 2007 of the New School for Drama, Sick is a hilarious ensemble piece with an eye-opening message and is one of the first published plays by the author of Oorah! and Be a Good Little Widow. Published in the Off-Off Broadway Festival Plays, 31st series.
History
Sick was presented as part of the 2006 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, and was produced by the New School for Drama.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Now, a public health clinic in a large city, dirty part of town. The STD wing, waiting room.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

5f, 5m
Cast Attributes
  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Flexible casting
B, 23 - lady. Quieter counterpart. E, 23 - lady. Loud, nearly inappropriate humor, irresistible.

KYLE
MAX
PAULO
BIRTHDAY MAN

On the waiting room TV:
SAMANTHA
HOT GUY
HOT GIRL
CHARLIE
CONDOM MAN

THE NURSE
TWO SUB-NURSES
Casting Notes

Parts may be double-cast. The original production featured 5m and 5w.

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Authors

Bekah Brunstetter

Bekah hails from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Plays include The Cake (Ojai Playwrights Conference), Going to a Place where you already are (South Coast Repertory), The Oregon Trail (Portland Center Stage Fall 2016, O’Neill Playwrights Conference; Flying V) Cutie and Bear ( Round ...

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