Exposure

Winner, Red Bull Theater's Short New Play Contest, 2019.

[10-minute] A king attempts to leave his infant nephew to die of exposure on a hillside, but a passing shepherd has seen this story before. A spoof on a classical trope.
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Exposure

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  • Timothy Gadomski:
    23 Jan. 2020
    This story hilariously takes a trope we all know so well and really sticks it to the would be abandoner. The back and forth is very funny and the shepherd's knowledge of the story kicks it up a few notches. Hope to see this one day.

Character Information

  • King
    20s-40s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Recently usurped the throne. Ambitious but impulsive.
  • Shepherd
    50s or older,
    Any
    ,
    Any
    Has seen a lot. Doesn’t suffer fools.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Red Bull Theater
    ,
    2019

Awards

Winner
,
Red Bull Theater Short New Play Contest
,
Red Bull Theater
,
2019