10 minutes - Two mothers come to blows while sweeping the stage before their daughters' dance recital. The play centers stage combat for the quarterstaff.
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Sweeping with the Enemy
Debra A. Cole:
23 Apr. 2022
Priceless - especially the stage manager's revelation. The tension between these two moms is familiar, worrisome, AND hilarious! This would be a treat at any 10-minute festival. ”
21 Apr. 2022
It's the battle of the stage mothers! Who will win this showdown? A very fun nod to the mothers behind the scenes. ”
9 Apr. 2022
"I swept the stage!"
Look, this is maybe one of the funniest pieces of theatre I've ever read. It seems custom made to made me grin and giggle. It truly made my night better, and I'd recommend to anyone who needs a smile in their life. The idea of seeing this on stage, though? I have a bit of a weird, high-pitched giggle that would maybe annoy other audience members, but I bet they'd be laughing enough to not hear any of that. An excellent job. I very much want to see this performed. ”
2f, both of an age to have young daughters. Both roles require stage combat.
Northen, city-girl transplant. Not putting up with crap today.
Can be played by:
20s, 30s, 40s
Southern, trying to be lady-like in spite of her anger.