26 Pebbles

by  Eric Ulloa

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 4f

Similar in style to The Laramie Project,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.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed twenty-six innocent souls before taking his own life. These twenty-six 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, 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.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £52 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

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

Casting

2m, 4f

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 healr 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 and 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 twon and its constituents. She is married to Bill and mother to Sally.

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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

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Authors

Eric Ulloa

Eric Ulloa is the author of “26 Pebbles,” which had it’s world premiere at The Human Race Theatre Company. The play was featured in American Theatre Magazine, The NY Times and won the Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Award for 2017. Eric is the book writer of the musical “Passing Through,” which was featured at Goodspeed’ ...

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

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