Break Down

Dreams, Greed and Sea Monsters is in two acts and lasts approximately two hours. 

Cast Requirements


PRINCIPALS
2 Women
2 Men

FEATURED
2 Women
4 Men

ENSEMBLE
People seen on the Captain's ship; includes Crew/Sailors and Mona (the Captain's wife)


CHARACTERS

The Captain: Jason is a man who knows what he wants and will do what it takes to get it, no matter the cost to others. Though he is brave, attractive, and cunning, he generally uses these skills in dishonorable ways, such as charming, cheating, and manipulating others to satisfy his own greed and desires. 

Cassidy: A spirited and strong yet emotionally guarded woman. She cuts to the chase and says what is on her mind without holding back. But despite her fiesty exterior, her life is entirely governed by fear, due to supernatural elements that plague her. 

Lila: A sweet and playful tomboy who has trouble losing herself to a moment due to her very logical mind. She is quick to figure things out (and immediately start analyzing what that means).

Aidan: Despite being a bit sad and lonely, Aidan is ever the optimist and the believer. With an open mind and an open heart, he has the kind of warm personality that draws others to him.

Perry: A compassionate, gentle man with a flair for storytelling, which comes from his intelligence and interest in reading ancient lore. He loves adventure, but only in books; this brainy romantic is a bit out of place on a dangerous mission at sea, and would have disembarked early had he not met Elaine.

Hector: The Captain's First Mate; a slimy, greasy, yes-man. 

Haylee: Lila's wild, outspoken, fun-loving friend and roommate. 

Elaine: Perry's beautiful love interest.

William: Elaine's father and a wealthy merchant.

Francis: A gruff sailor with a temper.

 

Set Requirements

SPECIFIC LOCATIONS
Lila and Haylee's studio apartment
The Captain's ship
A beach on a deserted island
The Captain's quarters
The guest room

Minimum Production Requirements

MINIMUM CAST REQUIREMENTS
5 WOMEN
Cassidy
Lila
Haylee/Mona/Crew Member
Elaine/Crew Member
1-2 Additional Crew Members

6 MEN
The Captain
Aidan
Perry
Hector
Francis
William/Crew Member

*  MINIMUM SET REQUIREMENTS
Lila and Haylee's studio apartment
The Captain's ship
A beach on a deserted island
The Captain's quarters/The guest room

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