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.
James Madison University
Maywood Public School
Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
Latta High School
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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