The Value

FULL LENGTH: A trio of petty thieves hide out in a dingy motel room after stealing a piece of art from a museum in a smash-and-grab job. The painting offers a different possibility for each of them, but once its true value and significance becomes clear, they must confront the reality of their own intrinsic worth in a society driven by money and power.

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The Value

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  • Vishesh Abeyratne:
    18 Oct. 2020
    I recently had the pleasure of performing in an online reading of this play - it is an excellent new work. Funny, dark, complex and thought-provoking, it dramatizes and examines Oscar Wilde's definition of cynics - people who understand "the price of everything and the value of nothing". I would love to see a fully staged production one day.

Character Information

  • Ian
    20's- 30's ,
    Any, diverse casting encouraged
    ,
    Male
    Anti-hero, Byronic, imposing personality
  • Zoey
    20's- 30's ,
    Any, Diversity encouraged
    ,
    Female
    Rough edges, tough, wouldn't want to meet her in a dark alley
  • Victor
    20's- 30's ,
    Any, Diversity encouraged
    ,
    Male
    Recently released from Prison, hard exterior with a marshmallow center, a bit slow on the draw
  • McEvoy
    40's-60's,
    Male
    Refined Intellectual, conflicted

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Risk Theatre/Canadian Plaything
    ,
    2020
  • Workshop
    ,
    University of Utah Theatre Department
    ,
    2018

Awards

Winner
,
Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition
,
Langham Court Theatre
,
2020
Semi-Finalist
,
New Play Festival
,
Local Lab
,
2020
Austin Film Festival 2nd Rounder
,
2019
Semi-Finalist
,
Screencraft Stageplay Competition
,
2018
Semi-Finalist
,
Festival of New American Theatre
,
Phoenix Theatre
,
2018