Minor Deviations

(Ten minute play). McNally’s wife was one in a million. After her untimely death, McNally looks for a caregiver for their children but struggles to find the right match. Branson Synthetics promises to deliver, but the price may be more than he anticipated.
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Minor Deviations

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  • DC Cathro:
    23 Jul. 2020
    There are a few emotional twists and turns in this trippy little sci-fi jaunt, doled out along the way with skill and flair. Just when you think you know what it’s about, another surprise slaps you in the face. Great fun!
  • John Busser:
    8 Jul. 2020
    What a great "Twilight-Zone"-esque sci fi piece of retribution! Erin Osgood has written a wonderfully twisted little play about getting not getting what you want, but getting what you deserve. I loved the "deviation" the script took at the end. You will too.
  • Steven G. Martin:
    7 Jul. 2020
    The premise of "Minor Deviations" will make an audience cringe, and Osgood's talents push the tone and atmosphere even darker and more deplorable.

    But then comes the twist that I never saw coming. The ending is still dark, but it's satisfying. "Minor Deviations" had a rich and varied production history, and it's clear why upon reading the script.

Character Information

  • A298, A452, A671, Maeve
    30+,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A298 is robotic. A452 is less robotic. A671 is very humanlike.
  • McNally
    35+,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Desperately looking for a replacement for his deceased wife.
  • Townsend
    any,
    Any
    ,
    Any
    Manager of Branson Synthetics

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Femme Fatale Play Festival Zoom Reading
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    Second Thoughts Drama Group
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Roustabout Theater
    ,
    2018

Production History

  • Community Theater
    ,
    Ridgedale Players
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    MadLab Theatre
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    EstroGenius Short Play Festival
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    RoundPeg Theatre
    ,
    2019

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Edge Fest
,
Birdhouse Theatre
,
2019