Brute Farce [Act One Only]

Four vengeful, narcissistic actors, with the assistance of a brutish stage manager and a cynical stagehand, kidnap and hold hostage a theater critic notorious for shutting down productions and ending careers through his malicious reviews. To confound matters, they intend to carry their plan out during a performance of a show they’re all currently appearing in. Less than an hour before the curtain is due to rise...
Four vengeful, narcissistic actors, with the assistance of a brutish stage manager and a cynical stagehand, kidnap and hold hostage a theater critic notorious for shutting down productions and ending careers through his malicious reviews. To confound matters, they intend to carry their plan out during a performance of a show they’re all currently appearing in. Less than an hour before the curtain is due to rise, their scheme begins to quickly unravel as we discover that none of the conspirators are familiar with the actual plan or its designed outcome. The results are at once dark and hilarious. Brute Farce is a satirical commentary on the perpetually symbiotic, oftentimes dysfunctional, and occasionally turbulent relationship between actors and reviewers.
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Brute Farce [Act One Only]

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  • Timothy Gadomski:
    16 Feb. 2020
    (First 33p) Love it! Such a diverse set of personalities and it seems like it could be done with nearly no set if necessary. Hope to read more of this story very soon; it's realistic, funny, and really pulls you in.

Character Information

  • Vivian Pruitt
    Any Age,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    An Actress
  • Quinn Ponsonby
    Any Age,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Male
    An Actor
  • Killian Black
    Any Age,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Male
    An Actor
  • Fiona Bainbridge
    Any Age,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    An Actress
  • Deirdre Shepherd
    Any Age,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    A Stage Manager
  • Alistair McHugh
    Any Age,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Male
    A Theater Critic
  • Reggie Brimble
    Any Age,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Male
    A Stagehand