Type: One Act
Themes: Illness, Social Issues
Duration: 45 minutes
Speaking Cast: 5 females, 3 males (8 total cast)
SYNOPSIS: Set in a state-run mental institution and, at times, in the minds of the patients, Asylum explores the flip side of sanity. We meet a former pop star who continues to live like she's in a music video, a girl who was harmed by her best friend's boyfriend, a young man who does operations on stuffed animals and himself, a woman who believes she's in the 11th month of a pregnancy, a dessert-obsessed man with a Barbie voodoo doll, a lost boy who just wants to go home, and others. Through a tapestry of monologues that range from off-the-wall to terrifying, the characters search for their refuge, their shelter, their sanctuary...their home.
Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
Latta High School
Academy of the Pacific Rim
Hyde Park, MA
Montezuma Community Schools
Stage West Drama Club
St. John's College
Brantford, ON, Canada
by Dennis Bush; Photo by Dan McKown
North Canyon Theatre Ensemble (Phoenix, AZ; photo by Dan McKown)
Cheyenne High School
Melbourne Central Catholic High School, Cast performing at Florida District XI One Act Festival
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