Ride

Written by:

Alexis Diamond

Cast Size:
11

Roles For:

  • Men: 5
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Musical/Opera
TYA

Themes:

Environment
Teenagers

Length:

90 min.

Year Written:

2010

Synopsis:

“When 10-year-old Kate Fiddlewaddle gets hit by a car on her bicycle, a nasty concussion makes her see the world in a whole new way. Kate presents her vision of a car-free world at the school science fair, winning out over her arch-rival, the talented car fanatic Frankie Frisco. Kate’s fervour – and the publicity – attracts the attention of the local environmentalist movement, while Frankie’s obsession piques the interest of the auto industry. The children’s rivalry escalates into a political clash of adult proportions. Their science fair projects bring them to the National Science Fair for the final showdown. Which view (and mode of transportation) will win? Only the Prime Minister of Canada can be the judge…” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Kate, 10 years old

Rachel, Kate’s mother, late 30s

Frankie, Kate’s classmate

Principal, 50s

Jesse, environmentalist, early 20s

Patricia, car ad exec, 40s

Prime Minister of Canada, 60s

Motorist

Photographer

First Produced:

An earlier version of Ride was dramaturged and directed by Emma Tibaldo and presented to an invited audience of adults and children on March 15, 2008 at the Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal studio space, QC.

Resources:

Ride is available through the CPO Website.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

The is a one-act play written for four actors and two musicians (piano and percussion).