The Schemings of Scapin (short version)

The Schemings of Scapin (short version)
adapted by Timothy Mooney

Productions (3)
  • Comedy
  • 37 - 45 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: 978-1-62384-315-1

The Schemings of Scapin (short version)
adapted by Timothy Mooney

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Productions (3)
  • Comedy
  • 37 - 45 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 full-length version of this play is also available.)

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Min. Performance Fee* $40
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $17.99

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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 full-length version of this play is also available.)

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

  • Comedy
  • 37 - 45 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: 978-1-62384-315-1

Published Reviews

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

Rick Moser, Pioneer Press (Illinois)

"High-end hilarity."

Amanda Gunther, DC Metro Theater Arts

"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

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MAY 20, 2014 - AUG 06, 2014
Annapolis Shakespeare Company
Annapolis, MD United States
Annapolis Shakespeare Company Annapolis, MD United States
OCT 07, 2013 - OCT 08, 2013
Campus Black Box Theatre
Milledgeville, GA United States
Campus Black Box Theatre Milledgeville, GA United States
FEB 15, 2011 - FEB 18, 2011
Marin Waldorf School
San Rafael, CA United States
Marin Waldorf School San Rafael, CA United States
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Annapolis Shakespeare Company
Annapolis, MD United States
Annapolis Shakespeare Company Annapolis, MD United States