THE BREACH by Daniel Wolf

£4.00

The Breach deals with the relationship between two women; one Jewish (Sharon), the other Catholic (Cathy) whose friendship is tested by a careless remark. The play takes us from kindergarten, through middle school, high school, college, and into adulthood during which they maintain a close, personal friendship. However, when Cathy remarks that a particular store owner “tried to Jew me” their relationship suffers severe strain. Still, they agree to meet annually for lunch where they review events of the past year. One year, however, Cathy doesn’t arrive as she had passed away unbeknownst to Sharon. At her grave Sharon feels deep remorse as she comes to realize what a great friend Cathy had been.

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CHARACTERS

YOUNG CATHY

ADULT CATHY

YOUNG SHARON

ADULT SHARON

MR. ROSEN (Sharon’s father)

MRS. ROSEN (Sharon’s mother)

MR. (GUS) DOOPLE (Cathy’s father)

MRS. DOOPLE (Cathy’s mother)

BILL HAGARTY (Cathy’s husband)

MISS EBERSTADT (elementary school teacher)

MISS GORDON (elementary school teacher)

MISS FERGUSON (elementary school teacher)

ERIC (Sharon’s college friend)

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

BAS MITZVAH GUESTS (2)

HOLY COMMUNION GUESTS (2)

 

Though more would be preferable, The Breach can be performed with a cast of seven as follows:

1. Young Cathy

2. Young Sharon

3. Mrs. Rosen, Miss Eberstadt, Miss Gordon, adult Sharon, Holy Communion guest

4. Mrs. Doople, Miss Ferguson, adult Cathy, Bas Mitzvah guest

5. Mr. Rosen, Holy Communion guest

6. Mr. Doople, Bas Mitzvah guest

7. Master of Ceremonies, Eric, Bill Haggarty

Actors can remain on stage during the entire production, moving in and out of their roles, constructing sets, and passing on props to fellow actors.

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 60 minutes

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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FEMALE CAST

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