peculiarities: a play of parables (four short one acts on youth and sexuality)

by Eric Samuelsen

Peculiarities is an exploration of LDS attitudes toward sexuality, in particular situations in which moral rigidity and sexuality collide in Mormon culture. A collection of 4 plays TAHOE, PIZZA AND A MOVIE, NCMO and TEMPS (plus two adjunct plays developed at the same time but available separately) KISS, and BISHOP! Peculiarities interweaves the 4 plays together, however, they are also available as separately, through-plotted Short Plays.

Tahoe –– Two BYU students go to Nevada to get civilly married for a weekend so they can see what sex is like. The play takes place in Ted’s car while he and Kendra are traveling back to Utah from a weekend in Tahoe. ORDER #2092
Pizza and a Movie –– Two roommates, Carlene and Courtney, spend an evening watching questionable content, wondering about men, and eating pizza in their BYU-approved housing apartment in Provo, Utah. ORDER #2093
NCMO –– The play takes place inside a BYU-approved housing apartment in Provo, Utah where Kim and Trent … ORDER #2094
Temps –– Each has been dating someone else, but due to a situation where they work, they are now inside Jason’s car on their way to…. ORDER #2095
(KISS #2096, Bishop! #2097) no longer included in Peculiarities, but are available as stand alone short plays.


PLAY DETAILS

  • 5w 3m
  • TAHOE
    • KENDRA (BYU co-ed, early twenties)
    • TED (BYU student, early twenties)
  • PIZZA AND A MOVIE
    • CARLENE (BYU co-ed, early twenties)
    • COURTNEY (BYU co-ed, early twenties)
  • NCMO*
    • KIM (BYU co-ed, early twenties, single)
    • TRENT (BYU student, Returned missionary, early twenties, single
  • TEMPS
    • ALEXIS (Mid-20s. married)
    • JASON (Mid-20s, single)
  • KISS
    • LYNDA — in her late twenties
    • BARRY — her husband, maybe thirty
  • BISHOP!
  • About 90 minutes
  • ORDER #2091

* (non-committal make-out)


PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of the play: SOON

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  • Script in PDF format  — Order #2091a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
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  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2091d : $75
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  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2091e : $65
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  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • Performance License Application: No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us. This is a filler form that after you click “SUBMIT” will send directly to our email address. Response averages 2-3 business days.




PRODUCTIONS

  • Independent Film by Plan-B Theatre Company
  • Plan-B Theatre Company
  • Premiered at The Villa Theatre, Springville

BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

peculiarities
four short plays in one

by
Eric Samuelsen

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
peculiarities is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


 

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