Shelved

Produced by NextStage Theater (2021)

(10 Min) Two bickering French books stuck in the basement stacks of a library (and subjected to the inexplicable glares of the librarian) find themselves uniting when forced to foil a robbery plan.
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Shelved

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  • Lee R. Lawing:
    24 Sep. 2022
    Proving that even those who claim to not like someone can overcome this dislike in order to save the day when that day is threatened by unknown forces. Shelved is a funny play with plenty of puns that make you laugh out loud, but don't let the puns lull you into thinking it's not a lot deeper, where the bonds of friendship can be struck at any moment if you just allow it, regardless of how musty you might be.
  • George Sapio:
    27 Sep. 2021
    A quite clever adventure about two French books who suddenly find themselves in danger. Witty dialogue ready for actors who like to go big. Would make an excellent addition to any evening's collection of shorts.
  • Rachel Feeny-Williams:
    27 Sep. 2021
    I had the honour of reading one of the characters in this play in an online reading and its fabulous. The wonderful world of books has never been so brilliantly portrayed and would love to see this live on a stage!

Character Information

  • COLLETTE
    A French book. Middle-aged or older.
  • MALLARMÉ
    A French book. Middle-aged or older.
  • MRS. KELLEHER
    An older woman. A librarian
  • RILEY
    A younger person. A library assistant.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Wine Box Players
    ,
    2021
  • Reading
    ,
    Caravan Productions (U.K.)
    ,
    2021

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    NextStage
    ,
    2021