By Matt Buchanan
Flexible Cast. Ten minutes. No set necessary.
A series of short monologues from seven people who have participated in or witnessed a botched robbery. As we hear the various accounts, we are able to piece together what actually happened, but what's more interesting is the insight we get into the minds of the witnesses, as none of their accounts match and each account betrays the witness's prejudices. An exploration of perception, stereotypes, and prejudice.
This play has seven characters, four male and three female, but it is written in such a way that it could be done with as few as one male and one female, alternating the various characters. As such it would work as a stage piece or as a competition duet. In the latter capacity, it is a great way to showcase your flexibility in playing multiple characters and ethnicities.
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