THE UNFORTUNATE TELLER by Jeff Dunne

£3.50

A fortune teller’s friend is watching the shop when a customer comes in. Said friend agrees to stand in and give a reading, not realizing that the only available deck of tarot cards was made by toddlers

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CHARACTERS

FRIEND A friend of a fortune teller who is currently unavailable.  Smart, quick-thinking, but not very familiar with the fortune-telling business.
CUSTOMER A simple, one might even say gullible, person looking for a reading.

 

Note:  While the characters can be of either gender, it works best with the Friend being male.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Produced in Weathervane Theatre’s 8×10 PlayFest in 2017.

Stage reading by Try It Out Theater in 2017.

Produced as part of Infinity Stage’s 10x10xInfinity Short Play Competition in 2018.

Produced as part of The Suffield Players’ 2019 New Faces program in 2019.

Produced as part of The Orange Players’ Acting Up! 2019 competition in 2019.

Selected for production by Upstage Artists in summer of 2020 (postponed due to COVID).

 

REVIEWS

“HA! What a fun little 10 minute play. Dunne’s writing is fast-paced and witty. Watching the wheels turn in the Faux-Fortune Teller’s mind trying to come up with a plausible explanation for a tarot reading is comic gold. I could DEFINITELY foresee (see what I did there?) this in any 10 minute play festival.” (John Busser, New Play Exchange, 2019)

“This is a hilarious ten-minute play, and a great role for the “Friend,” who grows from uncertainty to hilarity and confidence. A great addition to any ten-minute festival, and wonderful showcase for a comic actor.” (John Minigan, New Play Exchange, 2019)

 

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 10 minutes

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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