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Parker and the City in the Sea
by Ian August
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Type of Show
Performance Type
Acts
Duration
Performing Groups
Dance Requirements
None
Tech Requirements
Minimal
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Overview
Colleen is angry--angry at her peers, angry at her teachers, and angry at her brother, Parker, who imagines himself as an undersea explorer in a one-man submersible.  But when faced with the possibility that she might lose everything she has, Colleen must undertake a journey to face her own demons; a journey that carries her from the halls of her high school to the depths of the ocean floor.  Parker and the City in the Sea is a whimsical teen drama about grief, about family, and about two siblings' quest for redemption.
Casting
3W / 2M / 5 or 6N
Male Principals
2
Female Principals
3
Ensemble
6+
PARKER
COLLEEN's brother, 17, male, brave undersea explorer and introverted high schooler.
COLLEEN
PARKER's sister, 17, female, hard-ass. She walks with arm braces due to an accident in junior high.
GRACE
New girl in school, 17, female, demure, a little shy, good student.
JESSIE
Classmate, 17, F/M, the alpha-dog, doesn’t work well with others.
PAT (PATRICK or PATRICIA)
Classmate, 17, M/F, friend of JESSIE’s, not the brightest bulb.
DOUG
Research scientist, Male, 30s, submersible engineer, perpetually grumpy.
JUDY
Research scientist, Female, late 20s, marine anthropologist, cheerful and optimistic.
HENSON
School Counselor, adult, M/F, over-enthusiastic.
BRIGGS
School principal, adult, M/F, brusque, direct.
TENNYSON
English Teacher, Adult, M/F, gentle, passionate, empathetic
ANKER
Social services, adult, M/F, all business, no fun.