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26 Pebbles

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  4f, 2m

Similar in style to  The Laramie Project, 26 Pebbles is a heartbreaking and riveting docudrama. Playwright Eric Ulloa conducted interviews with members of the community in Newtown and crafted them into an exploration of gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 2m
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Summary

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 innocent souls before taking his own life. These 26 innocent deaths, like pebbles thrown into a pond, created ripples and vibrations that were felt far beyond the initial rings. This is the story of those vibrations.

Similar in style to The Laramie Project, 26 Pebbles is a heartbreaking and riveting docudrama. Playwright Eric Ulloa conducted interviews with members of the community in Newtown and crafted them into an exploration of gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.

History

26 Pebbles premiered at the Human Race Theatre in Dayton, OH in February 2017 under the direction of Igor Goldin.

Cast Attributes
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

ACTOR 1 (F)
JENN – 35. Mother to 6-year-old son and wife to Michael. Lives in Sandy Hook.
CARLA – 40. Married mother of two. Retired airline pilot who lives on a farm and enjoys the simple life.

ACTOR 2 (M)
MICHAEL – mid 30's. Father of 6-year-old son and married to Jenn. Lives in Sandy Hook.
DARREN – 45. Father of two boys and married to Georgia. Suffers from PTSD.
BILL – 60. Married to Carole and father to Sally. Retired blue-collar worker with a salt-of-the-earth mentality. Carole's rock.
FATHER WEISS – 55. Monsignor of the Catholic church and Christian spiritual leader to the community. A bit worn out and weary by the responsibilities thrust into his life on 12/14. 

ACTOR 3 (M)
JOE – 35. Former art teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
CHRIS – 40. Works in city hall and oversaw the collection of gifts after 12/14. A straight talking and "no nonsense" guy.
RABBI SHAUL PRAVER – 45. Passionate rabbi and Jewish spiritual leader to the community.
MIKE – 35. Blue-collar construction worker and contractor born and raised in Sandy Hook.

ACTOR 4 (F)
YOLIE – 40. Artistic-minded divorced mother of one who is passionate about her community and how they can change the future of others.
JERIANN – 40. Spiritual healer who is new to the community. Opened a healing and angel reading shop with Starr.
SALLY – 35. Hometown girl who loves her community. Daughter of Carole and Bill.

ACTOR 5 (F)
GEORGIA – 40. Australian-born mother of two boys and married to Darren. Newtown is the first home she's made in the US with her family.
KAT – 45. Former factory worker now turned volunteer of incoming gifts to the town. Gravely-voiced and tough on the outside but a heart-of-gold, hug-loving person on the inside.
CARRIE – 40. Married mother of two girls. Lives in Sandy Hook.

ACTOR 6 (F)
JULIE – 40. Married mother of two. Lives in Sandy Hook.
STARR – 50. Angel reader who is born and bred in the community and a bit quirky. She opened a healing and angel reading shop with Jeriann.
CAROLE – 60. Tough, salt-of-the-earth human resources director of Newtown. She is "no-nonsense" and has a tremendous love of her town and its constituents. She is married to Bill and mother to Sally.

  • Time Period New Millennium/21st Century
  • Setting A town hall meeting in Newtown, Connecticut USA. 6 months after December 14th, 2012..
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Additional Features No intermission
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

ON BREAKING CHARACTER 

Our Picks for The 2019/20 Season: K-12 Edition
Felicia Lucas
April 23, 2019

Knowing the People of Newtown: 26 Pebbles
by Mary Leonard
August 30, 2017

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Authors

Eric Ulloa

Eric Ulloa is the author of 26 Pebbles, which had its world premiere at The Human Race Theatre Company. The play was featured in American Theatre Magazine and The New York Times and won the Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Award for 2017. Eric is the book writer of the musical P ...

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