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Crooked

Catherine Trieschmann

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3f

ISBN: 9780573663857

"The work of a big accomplished writer's voice...a gem of a discovery." - The New York Times
"Gorgeous almost beyond belief." - The London Times


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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - Oxford, Mississippi. The Water’s house - living room, porch. High school stadium bleachers. Church sanctuary.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Scene work, Competition or audition material

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

Fourteen year old Laney arrives in Oxford, Mississippi with a twisted back, a mother in crisis and a burning desire to be writer. When she befriends Maribel Purdy, a fervent believer in the power of Jesus Christ to save her from the humiliations of high school, Laney embarks on a hilarious spiritual and sexual journey that challenges her mother's secular worldview and threatens to tear their fragile relationship apart.


REVIEWS:

"The work of a big accomplished writer's voice...a gem of a discovery." - The New York Times

"Gorgeous almost beyond belief." - The London Times

"This is a wonderfully neat play, at once simple and complex, grappling with big issues - matters of faith, fantasy and the flesh - while keeping its sneakers firmly planted on the suburban topsoil of adolescent angst and domestic frictions." - The Daily Telegraph


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crooked was first performed in a workshop production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2004. It was directed by Elena Hartwell. crooked premiered Off-Broadway at The Women’s Project in New York City in April 2008. It was directed by Liz Diamond.

Characters

CASTING

3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female, Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Features Teens, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

LANEY WATERS - 14; has dystonia, which causes one of her shoulders to draw up, as though she has a slightly hunched back.
ELISE WATERS - 40s; Laney’s mother.
MARIBEL PURDY - 16; Laney’s friend; chubby and radiant.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Catherine Trieschmann

Catherine Trieschmann

Catherine Trieschmann’s plays include The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock, Crooked, How the World Began, Hot Georgia Sunday, and The Most Deserving. Her work has been produced Off-Broadway at the Women’s Project, the Bush Theatre (London), Out of Joint at the Arcola Theatre (London), South Coast Repertory, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, the New Theatre (Sydney), Florida Stage, the Summer Play Festival, ... view full profile

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