The Terrible Meek
Kenedy, Charles (aka Charles Rann Kennedy, American playwright, ____-____),
a __-minute drama in English, set in _________, ____,
Script/rights available from Samuel French, Inc., http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/.
Play is acted in darkness.
Theme: the revelation in dramatic form of the effect of the Crucifixion on a Roman captain, a soldier, and an Unknown Woman. Since the darkness lifts for an instant at the end (appropriate costumes required). A standard religious play of the highest order. Particularly effective for churches and similar organizations. Poetic and dramatic at the same time.
On the approved list of short plays for contest for school year 2006-2007, updated 08/02/06 to include revisions beginning school year 2006-07, for the [Austin, Texas, U.S.A.] University Interscholastic League’s One-Act Play Contest. Founded in 1927, it is the largest high school play production contest or play festival in the world. More than 14,000 Texas high school students in more than 1,000 plays participate in 300 plus contests, which take place from the beginning of March through the three-day, 40-production State Meet One-Act Play Contest. The One-Act Play Contest is supported by more than 200 college and university faculty members serving as critic judges. The League’s theatre program is considered by historians to be the foundation of educational and community theatre in Texas. It continues to be a major factor motivating increasing numbers of schools to offer theatre arts as an academic subject.—UIL: Academics - Theatre/One-Act Play: Plays, http://www.uil.utexas.edu/academics/drama/plays.html, accessed August 20, 2006.