10 Virgins

10 Virgins
by Laura Jacqmin

Productions (3)
  • Drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 11 f
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language
  • Set: Flexible.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-695-4

10 Virgins
by Laura Jacqmin

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Productions (3)
  • Drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 11 f
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language
  • Set: Flexible.

After their mother's disappearance, Marchen and her nine sisters grow up in a swamp with only a trunk full of old stories to teach them about the world. But under the influence of a cryptic witch, Jenny Greenteeth, Marchen begins to wonder if her destiny lies beyond her books and her isolated life with her siblings. Is she willing to leave her life behind -- even betray her sisters -- to find her own freedom? When the littlest sister disappears, it's up to Marchen to uncover the truth. Inspired by classic fairy tales and folklore, 10 Virgins deftly explores what it means to find our way in the world and what consequences come from the paths we choose.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

After their mother's disappearance, Marchen and her nine sisters grow up in a swamp with only a trunk full of old stories to teach them about the world. But under the influence of a cryptic witch, Jenny Greenteeth, Marchen begins to wonder if her destiny lies beyond her books and her isolated life with her siblings. Is she willing to leave her life behind -- even betray her sisters -- to find her own freedom? When the littlest sister disappears, it's up to Marchen to uncover the truth. Inspired by classic fairy tales and folklore, 10 Virgins deftly explores what it means to find our way in the world and what consequences come from the paths we choose.

  • Drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 11 f
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language
  • Set: Flexible.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-695-4

Published Reviews

"A dark, feminist fairy tale which constantly undercuts assumptions about women... It remains intellectually stimulating, highly theatrical and consistently absorbing... The idea of looking at women from a perspective that is both modern and mythic is a fascinating one."

Zev Valancy, Centerstage Chicago

"10 Virgins harks back to the old Brothers Grimm days of fairy tales, in a time before the saccharine adaptations of Disney and company. ...Hits at the heart of good storytelling. Accessible, yet insightful, it provides a world in which you wouldn't mind getting swept away."

Samuel Smith, EDGE Chicago

"A starkly human story arises when the eldest, following a feverish dream, dances a sinuous pas de deux with the mossy witch of the swamp. Lovely imagery and lustrous language."

Megan Powell, Time Out Chicago

"In terms of sheer stagecraft, Chicago Dramatists' world premiere production directed by Russ Tutterow could not be more seductive."

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

"10 Virgins reveals a young writer with a strong vision [and] a powerful sense of metaphor... This is, most assuredly, a distinctive drama... The writing remains consistently intriguing."

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

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OCT 17, 2013 - OCT 20, 2013
Salve Regina University
Newport, RI United States
Salve Regina University Newport, RI United States
NOV 06, 2010 - NOV 21, 2010
Theatre Unbound
St. Paul, MN United States
Theatre Unbound St. Paul, MN United States
APR 24, 2008 - JUN 01, 2008
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, IL United States
Chicago Dramatists Chicago, IL United States
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NOV 06, 2010 - NOV 21, 2010
Theatre Unbound
St. Paul, MN United States
Theatre Unbound St. Paul, MN United States
APR 24, 2008 - JUN 01, 2008
Chicago Dramatists
Chicago, IL United States
Chicago Dramatists Chicago, IL United States