Sweeping with the Enemy

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

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  • 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.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    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.
  • Jarred Corona:
    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.

Character Information

  • Katelyn
    20-30s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Northen, city-girl transplant. Not putting up with crap today.
  • Brooke
    20-30s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Southern, trying to be lady-like in spite of her anger.