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Fringe Quartet

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Actresses Sooz, Mags and Teresa meet at an audition, where none of them get the part; a familiar tale for them all. Frustrated with their lot, they make a pact to meet up if none of them are famous or working in 6 months’ time, with the aim of putting on a play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

In a series of short and mainly comic scenes, we see how they make ends meet, progress with their acting, and finally persuade would-be playwright Penny to finish writing them a proper play, which demonstrates their real acting talent. However, Edinburgh isn’t their only focus, as these women have to deal with ex-husbands, rising debt, finding a venue, finding a job, getting noticed and real life getting in the way.

A full-length 2-act light comedy for 4 women, Fringe Quartet shows how focus, determination, support and a great sense of humour can bring out the best in us all, in unexpected ways

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SKU: flp058 Categories: , , , , ,
Product ID: 1536

Additional information

Author

Genre

Comedy

Script Style

Full Length Play

Duration (mins)

80

Male Cast

0

Female Cast

4

Total Cast

4

Synopsis

Actresses Sooz, Mags and Teresa meet at an audition, where none of them get the part; a familiar tale for them all. Frustrated with their lot, they make a pact to meet up if none of them are famous or working in 6 months’ time, with the aim of putting on a play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

In a series of short and mainly comic scenes, we see how they make ends meet, progress with their acting, and finally persuade would-be playwright Penny to finish writing them a proper play, which demonstrates their real acting talent. However, Edinburgh isn’t their only focus, as these women have to deal with ex-husbands, rising debt, finding a venue, finding a job, getting noticed and real life getting in the way.

A full-length 2-act light comedy for 4 women, Fringe Quartet shows how focus, determination, support and a great sense of humour can bring out the best in us all, in unexpected ways

Cast

Maggie (Mags)
a 29-year-old comedy actress, always gets the ‘ditzy’ parts, mainly because she’s a bit like that in real life.

Teresa (Tez)
a 36-year-old ‘serious’ actress, wants to be taken seriously, in life, art, and everywhere else.

Suzanne (Sooz)
a 44-year-old actress, new-ish to the profession, likes spending money. Married to Roger as the play starts.

Penny (Penny)
a would-be playwright and lover of food, teetering on middle-age and obscurity

Sample

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