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Delval Divas

Barbara Pease Weber

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6f

Stella Wild, MBA; Rosemary Adams, JD/MBA; Linda Robertson, MD, PhD; and Beth Ziegler, MBA, have some things in common. Besides being educated, successful, professional women, they also share the same address. It isn’t a swanky high rise apartment building or a beachfront condo – they reside at the Delaware Valley Federal Correctional Facility, a low-level security prison for white- and “pink-” collar criminals.

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6f
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Parody / Spoof
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
Stella Wild, MBA; Rosemary Adams, JD/MBA; Linda Robertson, MD, PhD; and Beth Ziegler, MBA, have some things in common. Besides being educated, successful, professional women, they also share the same address. It isn’t a swanky high rise apartment building or a beachfront condo – they reside at the Delaware Valley Federal Correctional Facility, a low-level security prison for white- and “pink-” collar criminals. With the warden in one pocket and their cell block guard in another, the “Divas” continue to indulge their lavish and luxurious lifestyles until Beth is prematurely released and a murderess moves into her place. Adding insult to injury, the Department of Corrections has announced its intention to close the Delval facility due to mismanagement and relocate inmates to the less-than-glamorous Black Rock Federal Prison. How do the Divas save Delval, solve a murder, and reunite on a Roman holiday? Who ever said that crime doesn’t pay?

History

Delval Divas was first produced at The Old Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in September 2005. Since then, it has been performed in theaters and schools across the USA.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

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

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Setting:

Delval Divas set in the fictitious Delware Valley ("Delval") Federal Correctional Institution - in "lavish and luxurious" jail cells fit for the divas...and not what you'd find in a run-of-the mill prison.

Casting

6f
Cast Attributes
  • Non-Traditional casting
Stella - 40s

Linda - 40s
Rosemary - 40sBeth - 30sSharon - 20sLucille - 20s-40s

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

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Press

"The plot creates a magnetic pull on the audience, drawing them in bit by tiny bit through different scenes and three acts...Weber has done a masterful job of keeping the viewer's interest in an entertaining and mirthful way, with elements of pathos thrown into the mix from time to time." The Review, Philadelphia, PA

"Jailhouse divas rock.." "Life behind bars never looked so good with Delval Divas" Pacifica Tribune, California

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Authors

Barbara Pease Weber

Barbara Pease Weber has been acting on and off since she was a teenager in the 1970s and has appeared in theatrical productions in the Philadelphia area over a span of 35 years. Ms. Weber has also authored four comedies, Delval Divas, HOGWASH!, Seniors of the Sahara, and A Crock of Schnizel, all of which are pubished b ...

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