The Schemings of Scapin (full-length version)

The Schemings of Scapin (full-length version)
adapted by Timothy Mooney

Productions (4)
  • Comedy
  • 75 - 95 minutes
  • 3 f, 7 m, 2 either (9-12 actors possible: 2-5 f, 5-9 m)
  • Set: One exterior set; Naples.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-316-8

The Schemings of Scapin (full-length version)
adapted by Timothy Mooney

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Productions (4)
  • Comedy
  • 75 - 95 minutes
  • 3 f, 7 m, 2 either (9-12 actors possible: 2-5 f, 5-9 m)
  • Set: One exterior set; Naples.

The brazenly-conniving servant Scapin is the most devious and audacious character you'll ever encounter. Two young men, Octave and Leandre, enlist his help to save them after they pledge marriage to women their fathers wouldn't approve of. Improvising his way through treacherous turns and outrageous misbehavior, Scapin manages to help the two men and their brides, even managing to exact a personal revenge in the process. But when Scapin is caught in the middle of a trick and abandoned by his cohorts, will his scheming be enough to get him out of trouble unscathed? (A short version of this play is also available.)

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Pricing Information

Performance Fee $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

Play Details

The brazenly-conniving servant Scapin is the most devious and audacious character you'll ever encounter. Two young men, Octave and Leandre, enlist his help to save them after they pledge marriage to women their fathers wouldn't approve of. Improvising his way through treacherous turns and outrageous misbehavior, Scapin manages to help the two men and their brides, even managing to exact a personal revenge in the process. But when Scapin is caught in the middle of a trick and abandoned by his cohorts, will his scheming be enough to get him out of trouble unscathed? (A short version of this play is also available.)

Special feature: Updated dialogue suggested by adaptor Timothy Mooney (PDF)

  • Comedy
  • 75 - 95 minutes
  • 3 f, 7 m, 2 either (9-12 actors possible: 2-5 f, 5-9 m)
  • Set: One exterior set; Naples.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-316-8

Published Reviews

"Schemings is well-done, unique...excellent entertainment... Mooney's adaptation, combined with actors having genuine fun with their parts, makes for a tremendously humorous show."

Jeffrey P. Brown, Great Lakes Bulletin

"...makes the most of Moliere... The material is entertaining, Mooney's adaptation clever, and the production, a pleasure."

Rick Moser, Pioneer Press (Illinois)

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MAR 06, 2014 - MAR 09, 2014
West Shore Community College
Scottville, MI United States
West Shore Community College Scottville, MI United States
JAN 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
Wells College
Aurora, NY United States
Wells College Aurora, NY United States
JAN 01, 2001 - DEC 31, 2001
East Texas Baptist University
Marshall, TX United States
East Texas Baptist University Marshall, TX United States
AUG 01, 1999 - AUG 31, 1999
Stage Two Theatre Company
Vernon Hills, IL United States
Stage Two Theatre Company Vernon Hills, IL United States
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AUG 01, 1999 - AUG 31, 1999
Stage Two Theatre Company
Vernon Hills, IL United States
Stage Two Theatre Company Vernon Hills, IL United States