LOLA AND THE PLANET OF GLORIOUS DIVERSITY (full length)

A fable for tomorrow with movement, music, and a heck of a big story. Six people struggle to create a new and better world after Earth has been devastated. Spirit Children watch as the struggle fails. Nobody will listen to Lola and the Spirit Children, who insist that love must be a part of any new world. They insist on relying on power, precision, and rules -- nothing from the past. The result is estrangement...
A fable for tomorrow with movement, music, and a heck of a big story. Six people struggle to create a new and better world after Earth has been devastated. Spirit Children watch as the struggle fails. Nobody will listen to Lola and the Spirit Children, who insist that love must be a part of any new world. They insist on relying on power, precision, and rules -- nothing from the past. The result is estrangement to separate planets in outer space. Lola is empowered by the Spirit Children (and a bit of John Donne); finds love in her belly and finally gets through to the others before another Big Bang brings an end to it all.
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LOLA AND THE PLANET OF GLORIOUS DIVERSITY (full length)

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    5 May. 2019
    Love, six souls work together to create a better world. If we can only imagine, a world based in love and togetherness. One unit. Beautifully written, gorgeously constructed, and an all-powerful message. A+!

Character Information

  • Lola
    teenage,
    Any race / ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    Teen. From New England. Embodies love. Determined to build a new and better world.
  • Ines
    Teen,
    Jewish. White.
    ,
    Technically female.
    Teen. From Brooklyn, NY. Jewish background. Smart. Precise. Tries to bury emotion.
  • Carlos
    Teen to early 20s. ,
    Mexican, mixed-race.
    ,
    Male
    Teen to early 20s. From Hartford, CT. Mexican roots. Uses religion to withstand fear.
  • Beauty
    Teen to early 20s.,
    African-American
    ,
    Female
    Teen to early 20s. From Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. African-American. Beautiful. Weak ego. Wants to feel good about herself.
  • Stanley
    14 or younger. ,
    Any race / ethnicity
    ,
    Male
    14 or younger. From rural Pennsylvania. Small. Hides behind fantasy. Yearns for structure.
  • Robert
    Teen to mid-20s,
    White.
    ,
    Appears to be male.
    Teen to early 20s. From Cincinnati, OH. Caucasian. Attractive in a football player-frat. boy way. Asserts manliness to covers sensitivity.
  • Rita
    30-45,
    Any race / ethnicity.
    ,
    Female.
    Lola's self-absorbed mother. Race different from Lola. Adores her husband.
  • Ralph
    30-50.,
    Any race / ethnicity.
    ,
    Male.
    30-50. Lola's father. Adores Rita. Dislikes children. Different racially from Lola.
  • Spirit Child 3
    Any age.,
    Any ethnicity but different from Spirit Child 1 and Spirit Child 2.
    ,
    Anything but male.
    Any age. Different ethnically from Spirit Child 1 and Spirit Child 3. Part of a chorus.
  • Spirit Child 2
    Any age.,
    Any race / ethnicity but different from Spirit Child 1 and 3.
    ,
    Anything but female.
    Any age. Any ethnicity except not the same as Spirit Child 1 and Spirit Child 3. Together they form a chorus.
  • Spirit Child 1
    Any age.,
    Any race / ethnicity
    ,
    Anything except male.
    Different ethnicity from Child 2 and Child 3. Together, they form a chorus.

Development History

  • Workshop
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    Living Room Theatre, NYC
    ,
    2015