Chronic

Written by:

Linda Griffiths

Cast Size:
6

Roles For:

  • Men: 2
  • Women: 3

Genre:

Drama

Themes:

Illness
Mental Health
Surrealism
Technology

Length:

90 min.

Year Written:

2003

Synopsis:

In the age of the virus, Petra is struck with a mysterious disease, which both infects and illuminates her relationships with her boyfriend, boss, coworkers and doctor. Bruised by the medical establishment, Petra batles the Virus, a compelling, fantastical personality who may or may not be the source of the crisis.

Characters:

Petra: 36 years old. A web designer for a small dot com company, Dynergy Mobilities
Chris: 36 years old. Petra’s boyfriend, a programmer with Dynergy Mobilities
Amber: 22 years old. Receptionist at Dynergy Mobilities
Oscar: 30 years old. The owner of Dynergy Mobilities
Diane: 40 years old. A medical doctor experimenting with non traditional remedies
Virus: Millions of years old. The virus that may or may not cause a myriad of chronic diseases

First Produced:

2003, Factory Theatre

Resources:

Chronic is available through Indigo.

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