The Piper

Written by:

Colleen Murphy

Cast Size:
23

Roles For:

  • Men: 12
  • Women: 8

Genre:

Comedy
Tragedy
TYA

Themes:

Supernatural

Length:

150 min.

Year Written:

2002

Synopsis:

“A boisterous comic tragedy loosely based on the Pied Piper legend but set in the modern corporate democracy of Hamelin, a town haunted by the lingering ghosts of dead children and vestiges from the Dark Ages.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Chorus of Ghostly Children / Tot (Thomas Ottoman Theobald), a child / Kingsley, an introspective rat / Pops (Poppenheimer), Mayor of Hameln / Ludwig Theobald, Deputy Mayor of Hameln, Tot’s Father / Dot, (Della Ola Theobald), Ludwig’s Wife, Tot’s Mother / Madame Speaker (Ida), Alvina’s mother / Olga Politkovskaya, a Russian / Fugger, a Religious / Pink (Porsha Idelia Norberta Katharina), Pop’s Daughter / Piper, a Wandering Minstrel / Winks, Member of Town Council / Munster, Member of Town Council, Hannalore’s father / Strom, the Town Crier / Wag, a Policeman / Alvina, a Young Girl / Hannalore, a Young Girl / Purdy, a Mother (Mothers Against Fathers) / Knut, a Father (Fathers Against Mothers) / Hooper, a Rat / Craps, a Rat / Dink, a Rat

First Produced:

2002, Factory Theatre

Resources:

The Piper is available through the CPO Website.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

Cast doubling as performed at Factory Theatre by Necessary Angel Theatre Company:

Alvina / Purdy

Hannalore / Knut

Tot / Zum