The Festial Quartet - a play for Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass

Eighteen year old Amy was the best piano player at Festial High School. After her tragic death, her four best friends – the Festial Quartet – join their Christian youth leader, Michael, to prepare for her memorial. When Amy’s grieving mother asks Michael to save the Festial Quartet’s souls, their fragile psyches begin to crack, forcing one of them to reveal a secret she’s been harboring for two years – a secret...
Eighteen year old Amy was the best piano player at Festial High School. After her tragic death, her four best friends – the Festial Quartet – join their Christian youth leader, Michael, to prepare for her memorial. When Amy’s grieving mother asks Michael to save the Festial Quartet’s souls, their fragile psyches begin to crack, forcing one of them to reveal a secret she’s been harboring for two years – a secret that will change everyone’s perception of adolescence, adulthood, friendship and faith.
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The Festial Quartet - a play for Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    11 Apr. 2021
    A revealing story about the experience of growing up in religion and the questions that arise from the trials of life and loss. Excellent.
  • Jordan Kilgore:
    23 May. 2018
    This piece has a distinct, fresh, adolescent voice. These characters face their questions about God and their insecurities in the way that only teenagers truly can. White’s characters face loss and growing up in a way that’s at the same time painfully funny, profoundly sad, and unabashedly human.
  • Claudia Haas:
    27 Jan. 2018
    Faith, loss, friendship and faith are just a few of the huge themes woven into this beautifully realized coming-of-age play. White taps into both the insecurities and the strong ties between close friends. As they deal with a loss, there are revelations that jar all of them. Funny, irreverent and achingly poignant, I clued into to each of the characters and wanted to continue with them on their journey after the play. The play contains beautifully realized characters for teens to play. Highly recommended.

Character Information

  • Michael
    30s,
    White
    ,
    Male
    Leader of the local church youth group. Clean cut. Charming.
  • Meredith
    40s,
    White
    ,
    Female
    Very put together. Also smiles a lot. Her daughter, Amy, has just died.
  • Karyn
    18,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Eighteen years old. Danny’s best friend. Snarky as hell. Sings Alto
  • Gene
    18,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Also eighteen. Sings bass. Thinks about sex often.
  • Danny
    18,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Eighteen years old. A bit of a geek. But just a bit. Sings Tenor
  • Cynthia
    18,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Also eighteen. Soprano. Smiles a lot.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Playwright's Theatre of New Jersey
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Bristol-Riverside Theater
    ,
    2016