ISBN: 978-1-60003-271-4
Type: One Act
Genre: Drama
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.
Wayne County High School
Concord University
Athens, WV
New London-Spenser High School
New London, MN
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
Maywood Public School
Maywood, NE
MLS School
Mohall, ND
"A most enjoyable and challenging play to put together. Definitely pushed the cast as individuals and an ensemble. Following the show an expected 10 minute talk back with the audience lasted 45 minutes -- Intense! Our principal has asked us to be the cornerstone for our school's Mental Health Week."
By Don Locey - Director - St John's College
"I highly recommend this dramatic title to all High Schools. My students really enjoyed working on ASYLUM and we received rave reviews from the audience!"
By Marty Carroll - Teacher - Marion High School Drama Department
"We are so excited! This play is incredible, and my students are so thrilled to perform it. They wanted to do something to stretch their abilities as actors. I am amazed at what they have been able to do through this play. I've seen so much growth in them as actors and people in general. I think they surprise themselves and each other at every rehearsal."
By Stephanie Ward - Drama Teacher - Spring Valley High School, Spring Valle
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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