Break Down

Through the Mist is in two acts and lasts approximately two hours. 

Cast Requirements


PRINCIPALS
2 Women
2 Men

FEATURED
1 Woman

ENSEMBLE
Islanders (soloists include Aurelia, Ismene, Saul and Priscilla), Scryers


CHARACTERS

Nova: Outspoken, confident and tough, she acts like she doesn't care what people think of her and doesn't bother to censor herself. Everyone thinks that Nova is the one who will turn evil ("go the way of the mother"), but those who know her understand that she does have a soft side. She just has trouble showing it. 

James: Nova's twin brother. He is more introverted and sensitive than his sister, and what the islanders think of him bothers him very much. He is thoughtful, gentle, very smart and an excellent pastry chef.

Valerie: Works with James and Nova at the island bakery. She is a perfectionist and a bit of a goody two-shoes. Her heart is in the right place, but her reputation is very important to her. She keeps her friendship with the twins a secret.

Percy: An endearing young man who accidentally crashes his sailboat through the mist. He takes an instant liking to Nova. He is sweet, unintentionally funny and heart-meltingly adorable, but he has a surprisingly strong spirit.

Hope: Nova and James' grandmother. She is sometimes stern but always loving. She owns the island bakery.

Aurelia and Ismene: Valerie's catty, shallow best friends.

Saul: A thuggish islander with a short temper.

Scryers and Scouters: The scryers do not speak, but have a special ability that allows them to 'see' people in the outside world who have magic. The scouters are brutish soldier-types who go to the outside world to bring those with magic to the island.

Islanders: Inhabitants of the hidden island.

 

Set Requirements


 
SPECIFIC LOCATIONS
The Bakery
The Clearing
An Orchard
The Beach/Outside
The Kitchen
A Living Room
A Cave
Minimum Production Requirements

MINIMUM CAST REQUIREMENTS
7 WOMEN
Nova
Valerie
Hope
Ismene
Aurelia
Priscilla
Nadine

5 MEN
Percy
James
Saul
Avery
1 Scryer/Islander

*  MINIMUM SET REQUIREMENTS
The Bakery/Kitchen/Living Room (can be combined)
The Clearing/The Orchard (can be combined)
The Beach/Outside
A Cave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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