The Power of One

Written by:

Eleanor Albanese, Rodney Brown (Composer)

Cast Size:
35

Roles For:

  • Men: 5
  • Women: 5

Genre:

Drama
Musical/Opera

Themes:

Consumerism
Fair Trade
Globalization

Length:

50 min.

Year Written:

1994

Synopsis:

“Explores the concept of fair trade by following the life of a shirt, first as it’s manufactured in Canada, and eventually as it finds its way back to South America. The shirt acts as a medium through which the characters examine their attitudes towards consumerism, and eventually grow in their understanding of consumer power.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Selembi / Raikie / Angela / Rosella / Puablita / Maria / Steve / Nicole / Friend/Kate / Saleslady / Foreman / Older woman / Gameshow Host (Edgar) / Peter Wanda / Carol / Ginger Cakes / Roland / Nicole’s Mom / Nicole’s Dad / Imelda / Audience person / Steve’s mother / Teacher / Student / Other characters appear as Person #1, Person #2, and so on

First Produced:

1994, New Creations Theatre

Resources:

The Power of One is available through the CPO Website.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

Doubling is possible when casting.