Wasps

Written by:

Sally Clark

Cast Size:
6

Roles For:

  • Men: 2
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Dark Comedy
Farce

Themes:

Fashion
Incest
Madness
Marriage
Mental Health
Mistaken Identity
Relationships
Romance
Sex

Length:

90 min.

Year Written:

1996

Synopsis:

“In Wasps, Val McIntosh, a sane, sensible librarian, marries in haste and repents at leisure. A drawing-room farce for distempered times.” (From the CPO¬†Website)

Characters:

Val: a librarian in her thirties / Cyril: her husband, a professor, in his thirties / Sondra: a travel agent, in her thirties / Miss Pearce: a librarian, age fifty / Andrew Blett: in his thirties / Marge Turnbull: a book collector, in her thirties / Woman A / Xerox Woman / Child / Another Child / Mrs. Farnsworth: a library patron, age seventy / Evelyn Snarples: a neighbour / Uncle Calvin / Jean: on TV / Oprah: on TV

First Produced:

1996, Factory Theatre Studio Cafe

Resources:

Wasps is available through the CPO Website.

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