CONFESSIONS by Patrick Thomas McCarthy

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… a sacramental primer. American Catholicism’s late 20th century experience arcs from baptismal font, to rectory, to classroom, to school basement, to weddings, funerals & last rites. Seven actors play multiple roles in an extended family’s extended confessional. Even the statuary has something to confess….

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CHARACTERS

Man One: 40’s/50’s – plays Ed, Father Ed, Father of the Bride

Man Two: 20’s/30’s – plays Ted, Teddy, Best Man

Man Three: 20’s/30’s – plays Priest in Prologue, Gary, Father Gary, Deacon Gary, Wedding Priest

Man Four: 20’s/30’s – plays Michael, Groom, St. Joseph

Woman One: 40’s/50’s – plays Mrs. Lindstrom/Maggie, Sister Margaret Elaine, Mother of the Groom/Louella, Ted’s Mother

Woman Two: 20’s/30’s – plays Ann, Annie, Bride

Woman Three: 20’s/30’s – plays Sharon, Sherry, St. Therese

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

1987 – Initial read at ACT San Francisco, Alan Kopischke Moderator

1988 – 1990 Readers for Early Readings… in Chicago Terry Amy, Kathy Avcollie, Kathleen Cecchon, Will Clinger, Celeste Lynch, Shole Milos, Skipp Sudduth

Readers for February 2014 Staged Reading at TAI, The Actors Institute, NYC Lily Ali-Oshatz, Maria Becvar, ptmc, Jake Russo, James Salem, Seth Shirley, Virginia Thomas

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RUNNING TIME

Approximately 90 minutes

 

PREVIEW

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