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$60.00 Royalty per Performance

$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees

Play Features:

Read the Play
(minus the ending)

The Vase

Read the Play (minus the ending)

by Laura Lewis-Barr
A Modern Farce Adapted from Kleist’s “The Broken Jug”
5W / 5M / 2 Extras (Either W/M)
Approximate Playing Time: 80 minutes

During a hectic Sunday morning, members of the Church of Generous Giving try to decipher who broke Martha’s prized vase while the Reverend Adam Apple struggles to impress a local televangelist, The Reverend Sammy Hammy, on his “Odysseys in Faith” tour. Whereas Kleist’s original play ridiculed a corrupt judge, The Vase lampoons a dishonest clergyman who, despite his highly questionable behavior, appears delightfully wicked in his struggle to keep the young Eve from spilling the beans about what really happened in her bedroom the night before. Lewis-Barr remains faithful to Kleist’s farcical elements from crisp wordplay to sexual innuendo and physical comedy with bountiful humor to make the staunchest audience chuckle and the robust laugh out loud. $20 Single-Use Copyright Fee plus $60 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre. Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$60.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees