The Cagebirds

by  David Campton

Short Play, Drama  /  8m or f

In this allegorical play six birds live in a cage, each totally absorbed in her own particular characteristics. 

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The Cagebirds

by  David Campton

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In this extraordinary play, a "room" and a "cage" and "people" and "captive birds" all become confused until a dramatic climax in which we suddenly see reality. Six women live in a locked room, each absorbed in her own petty interest and in placating the "Mistress" who takes care of them. Then a "Wild One" is thrust in among them. She talks of breaking out of the room to find freedom. She troubles the others who remain secure in their cage, and they all join against her in the shattering conclusion to this unforgettable play that offers eight actresses an unusual opportunity. One int. set. Approximate running time: 55 minutes.
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  • Setting: A room


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