MR. WATERS: Well, I've got a date with a squid... (Photo: Levi Nelson as Mr. Waters.)
- The script includes a convenient properties plot along with character and costume notes. The book form has an easy-to-read font with generous margins for actors' notes.
- All of the action takes place in the living room of the boarding house. It is not necessary to build a full box set (if that is prohibitive or undesirable). Due to the prop requirements of a major plot twist, a back wall/flat is advisable.
- The play takes place at a time marked by dramatic cultural changes. While the focus is on the more immediate situations in the lives of these characters, some of the dialogue raises optional talking points for educators, including the Vietnam War and women's liberation.
- For ease of rehearsal planning, each scene is marked with a list of characters in the scene.
- This is an ensemble play.
- BROTH lends itself well to acting class scene work (monologues, duo and trio scenes). Ask about special arrangements.
- Actors and audiences heartily enjoy BROTH; it is well-suited for young actors, as well as veterans.
- You will have online access to the playwright for questions about script adjustments or other needs that may arise.
- High School Directors, please note that cigarette smoking is not a part of the action. There is no profane language in the script.
Fun fact: A plot point in Broth features the advent of Whale Watching as a tourism business in the 1960s!