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Mediocrity

by Anton Krueger


     

Finalist - All Ireland Festival
ADCI, Letterkenny, 2017 (Rosemary Drama Group)
Winner - BEST COMEDY
Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival 2007, Australia (Jally Productions)
Finalist - British All Winners
NDFA, Woking, 2006 (Phoenix Theatre Company)
Finalist - British One Act Drama Festival
Perth, 2006 (Phoenix Theatre Company)
Winner - Welsh National Drama Festival
2006 (Phoenix Theatre Company)
Winner - AMFEST Festival
Wits Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2002

     

Synopsis

This comedy borrows elements from both the Commedia Del' Arte and Burlesque traditions to send up doctors, wives, brutality and death. It is for a general audience, though children may particularly enjoy the exaggerated, absurd characters.

Kenaf has just learnt that he's about to die and his life changes dramatically as he finally stands up to his domineering Wife, the bullying Brute and the condescending Doctor.

As it turns out, there has been a mistake on the part of the doctor, but Kenaf will never be the same.

The setting for this piece, being essentially metaphysical and absurd, takes place beyond the realms of realism and all that is required is a table and a chair.


Duration

35 mins approx

Characters

(4m, 1f, 1m/f)
Kenaf
The Wife
The Brute
The Doctor
Mr Quattro
Narrator

     


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