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Who is Theo?

David L. Kimple

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2f, 2m, 1m or f

Amidst the late-night din of St. Patrick’s Day in New York City, Donna comes home to find a highly intoxicated man named Theo, who is dressed like a leprechaun, in her apartment.
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 2m, 1m or f
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Farce, Mystery/Thriller, Christmas/Holiday, Romantic Comedy
  • Suggested Use
    Suggested Use
    • Cutting Approved for Competition
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description

Amidst the late-night din of St. Patrick’s Day in New York City, Donna comes home to find a highly intoxicated man named Theo, who is dressed like a leprechaun, in her apartment. Mistaking Theo for her roommate Jamie’s sublet, Donna puts him into the empty room only to learn that Jamie is still home. With no explanation of how he got in, Donna and her roommates try to figure out where Theo came from and how to get him out of the apartment. Theo’s undeniable charm and seemingly magical habits, however, don’t make it easy. After everything from a police chase and zombie apocalypse, we find out who we are, who we could be, and who is Theo?

History

Who is Theo? premiered at the Bristol Valley Theatre in Naples, NY in June 2015.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
Cautions
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Gun Shots
  • Strong Language

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Local Celebrity Cameo, Physical Comedy, Stage Combat
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2f, 2m, 1m or f
Cast Attributes
  • Ensemble cast
  • Flexible casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

DONNA - Female. Mid-late twenties. Assistant at a Law Firm. Driven, intelligent, hungry for more. Any Ethnicity. 
ELLIE - Female. Mid-late twenties. Writer. Playful, young-hearted, spontaneous. Any Ethnicity. 
JAMIE - Male. 32. Costume Designer. Driven, focused, not messing around. Any Ethnicity. 
THEO - Male. Mid-late twenties/early thirties. Fashion Management. Lovable, playful, smart, handsome. Any Ethnicity. 
OFFICER PERKINS - Male or Female. Rookie Cop. Nervous, scared, blinded by fear. Any Ethnicity. 
OFFICER BART (OS) - Offstage Voice Only. Seasoned Cop. Any Ethnicity. 

Casting Notes

The role of Officer Perkins can be male or female. 

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  • Scene from Bristol Valley Theatre's production of Who is Theo?

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Authors

David L. Kimple

David L. Kimple is a playwright originally from Merritt Island, Florida (“Where dreams are launched!”). His full-length plays include MMF, Who is Theo?, Mare in the Men's Room, Swamp Squatch, and Sink, Florida, Sink. Select short plays include Carpe Fuckin' Diem, Carpeteria, Life, and Sherpa Cop which was presented as ...

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