Colby Bleicher performs a monologue from the play at The Last Frontier Theatre Conference, 2015.
A 10 minute drama for 2M, 2F
A man facing a terminal illness tries to reconcile with his daughter with the help of two of her childhood toys.
Runtime: 10 minutes
Period: Present Day
Setting: A living room.
JERRY - Old enough to have an adult daughter, infirm
TEDDY - Smart, funny in a goofy way. He comes across as a son to Jerry and older brother to Bunny - although, while it is not apparent in the first half of the play, he is actually a stuffed teddy bear, used as a puppet by Jerry.
BUNNY - Caring, a little less aware than Teddy. She is another stuffed toy, appearing human initially.
RACHEL - Jerry's daughter - his only real daughter. She is still coping with a less than ideal upbringing. Estranged, bitter. Hurt.
The play premiered in April, 2016 at the Mount Hood Community College, cast was as follows:
Rachel - Jennifer Kuenzi
Jerry - Michael Tippery
Bunny - Ashley Fray
Teddy - Ryan Townsley
and was directed by Jade Rabell.
Childish Things will be included in the iconic series that's been the standard of excellence for over seventy years - Applause Books' Best American Short Plays 2015-2016.