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The Old Woman Lost at Sea

Written By: Jason Lemire
Length: 35-40 minutes
Cast Size: 8-11 actors possible (suggested casting: 6F, 3M, 2 any)
Genre: Drama
Synopsis:
Take care of your own little boat, and let others take care of theirs. That’s what Chelsea’s mother Martha taught her as she grew up. But she also remembers the cost, and she can’t look away when she sees someone drowning, like her mother can. When the seas turn stormy for Martha’s own boat, she refuses to come aboard a bigger ship crewed by people different from herself—and the...Read More

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Product specification details
Genre Drama
Length Type One-Act
Theme Family, Social Drama, Social Significance
Cast Size 8-11 actors possible (suggested casting: 6F, 3M, 2 any)
Approx. Running Time 35-40 minutes

* Minimum Royalty: $55.00 / performance

Script PDF: $10.00

Acting Edition Book: $10.99

Stage Manager Edition: $24.99

* Listed royalties are minimum rates for non-professional and school productions. Actual rates will be calculated during checkout. Professional rates are determined after an application is submitted.

Take care of your own little boat, and let others take care of theirs. That’s what Chelsea’s mother Martha taught her as she grew up. But she also remembers the cost, and she can’t look away when she sees someone drowning, like her mother can. When the seas turn stormy for Martha’s own boat, she refuses to come aboard a bigger ship crewed by people different from herself—and they can only take so many of her cruel words. Is it too late for rescue? A lyrical one-act drama about empathy, inclusion, and charting a new course.

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