PRIDE RIVER CROSSING: A Spoon River for a New Century
By Patrick Thomas McCarthy © 2011 Registration # PAU003569759
Anchored in the heartland, PRIDE RIVER CROSSING channels SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY's otherwordly voices to comment on contemporary LGBT life in America. PRIDE RIVER CROSSING features 49 characters, 40 interconnecting monologues, and 13 connecting scenes.
[3M, 3W] 61 pages [Running time: 116 minutes with 10 minute intermission]
ONE – male adult plays: Doc Hill, Leviticus Johnson, Dad Kenny Kelly-Kennedy, Old Man 1, Mickey, Ray Dare, Groom Bob, Harold Potter, Attorney Dewey Cheatam
TWO – female adult plays: Rachel, Dr. Singer, Secret Rapture, Mrs. McMahon, Dance Teacher, Bride Carol, Hope, Ms. Sherman, the Judge
THREE – male adult plays: Mr. Drama, Dom Dippold, Dad Kevin Kelly-Kennedy, Old Man 2, Policeman Ron, Groom Ted, The Mortician, Frankie
FOUR – female adult plays: Mitzi Reid, Secret Rapture, Marion, Anna [pronounced Ahna] Dare, Dolores, Bride Alice, PFLAG mom/Mrs. Merry
Bauxbaum, Mimi Winston Stanley
FIVE – male young adult plays: Trevor, Kyle Kelly-Kennedy, Perry, Spike, Style, Father Bobby, David Drummer/The Dreamer, Cam, Jimmy, John
SIX – female young adult plays: Keira Kelly-Kennedy, Hadley, Angela Ann McMahon, Pas de Chat, Pastor Rhonda Younger, Cammy,
SETTING: The Hill and Pride River, 6 bentwood or mission style chairs, 1 high stool
MEN in black pants and white long sleeved collared shirts
For the men, over the basic costume: Hats, glasses, aprons, scrubs, t-shirts over black shirt, straight tie, bow tie, jackets, vests, white shirts, orange prison jump suit & props - prescription bottle, books, mailbag, letter, priest’s collar, wristwatch, bible, camera phone, briefcase, etc.
WOMEN in black pants and white long sleeved collared shirts. For the women over the basic costume: Hats, glasses, wrap housedresses, long skirts, jackets, coats, aprons, kaftans, scarves, bandanas, judge’s robe & props - bible, prescription bottle, martini glass, paperback copy of Spoon River Anthology, camera phone, rat poison box/image, Silence = Death placard, 4 rainbow umbrellas, 1 small pillow, black shawl, etc.
PROLOGUE VIDEO: 2 minutes 50 seconds; pre-show loop repeat;
Designed by Katherine Hammond & Lee Smith;
Warehouse of Theatre, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
PRIDE RIVER CROSSING a.Spoon River for a New Century
[C] 2011 by Patrick Thomas McCarthy
from the July 2012
ALL OUT ARTS FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL AEA Showcase production.
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PRIDE RIVER CROSSING Prologue
Designed by Katherine Hammond & Lee Smiith,
Warehouse of Theatre, Norfolk, VA