2:14 p.m.

Written by:

Chantal Bilodeau (translation of a play by David Paquet)

Cast Size:
6

Roles For:

  • Men: 3
  • Women: 3

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

School
Teenagers
Violence

Length:

60 min.

Synopsis:

Four teenagers and their teacher pursue happiness in unconventional ways: they eat worms, become blind, open imaginary doors… Their wild interconnected quests are interspersed with the sober reflections of a woman – the mother of a teenage son – who hides behind a swallow mask. Until at 2:14 p.m., a school shooting changes everything.

At the intersection of theatre and performance, this fragmented play filled with surrealist imagery takes a sharp and compassionate look at adolescence and the human condition. High-energy and written like a score with its own rhythms, beats, crescendos, and climaxes, 2:14 p.m. digs into a community’s collective memory with humor, uncovering heart-wrenching events. (From the CPO Website.)

Characters:

A minimum of 6 actors is needed: 3 men, 3 women

Main Characters:

Michelle, adult

Dennis, adult

Katrina, teenager

Benjamin, teenager

Jade, teenager

Ethan, teenager

Charles, teenager, voice coming from a radio

Secondary Characters:

Teacher
Therapist
Benjamin’s mother
Benjamin’s father
Girls in bikinis
The forest
Humanity
Insults 1 to 22
Mark
Tattoo artist
Doctor
Woman with a tapeworm
Visitors in the museum
Rot
Katrina’s mother
Katrina’s father
Salesman
Compliments 1 to 18
Student who hates spelling tests 1 Student who hates spelling tests 2
A nice girl
Another nice girl
Two nice girls at the same time
Girls in the mud
Psychologists, sexologists, and urologists Santa Claus
Dumb teenager 1
Dumb teenager 2
Dumb teenager 3

First Produced:

Option-Théâtre, Collège Lionel-Groulx in collaboration with Maison Théâtre and CEAD, Montreal, 2009

Resources:

2:14 p.m. is available through the CPO Website.

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Visit the playwright’s website, here.

Warnings:

Suitable for students aged 14+