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Clean (Cefaly)

Audrey Cefaly

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1f, 1m

Lina, a worn out waitress, is having the 'worst day of her life.'

Clean (Cefaly)

by  Audrey Cefaly

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f, 1m
  • Duration
    Duration
    30 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Romantic Comedy
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Accolades
Accolades
  • WINNER! Silver Spring Stage One-Act Festival, 2009
Description

Lina, a worn out waitress, is having the 'worst day of her life.' She and Roberto, a quiet, unassuming dishwasher, and one who has admired her from afar, sit alone in the diner at midnight and share stories about their lonely lives.

History

Clean premiered at Silver Spring Stage in Silver Spring, MD in 2009 where it won the Silver Spring Stage One-Act Festival. It was directed by Leta Hall.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Strong Language

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £62 per performance
    £29 per play individually
    Plus VAT when applicable

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Setting:

A restaurant. Anywhere. Present day.
(this can be represented simply by the use of few chairs and a bistro table)

Casting

1f, 1m
Cast Attributes
  • Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)
  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
  • Multicultural casting

LINA - A waitress. Any age. A disheveled woman who looks older than her years.
ROBERTO - An immigrant. A dishwasher. Any age. A gentle soul, prone to bouts of exuberance. The part may be played as either Hispanic or Italian or any other language that is well-suited to the actor's dialect range. (As such, language substitution within the text is permissible).

Casting Notes

The role of Roberto be played as either Hispanic or Italian or any other language that is well-suited to the actor's dialect range. (As such, language substitution within the text is permissible). 

Flexibility in casting is encouraged, especially in the areas of age-range and ethnicity.

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Authors

Audrey Cefaly

Audrey Cefaly's plays include THE GULF (Edgerton, Lammy, Charles MacArthur Nominee), ALABASTER (NNPN Record-Breaking RWP, Kilroys, Calicchio Prize), MAYTAG VIRGIN, THE LAST WIDE OPEN, THE STORY OF WALTER, FIN & EUBA, TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD, THE BELIEVERS, and LOVE IS A BLUE TICK HOUND. Cefaly is a member of the Playwri ...

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