11 Variations on Friar John's Failure

11 Variations on Friar John's Failure
by Yuri Baranovsky

Productions (119)
  • Comedy
  • 45 - 60 minutes
  • 7 f, 23 m (10-33 actors possible: 3-10 f, 7-23 m)
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language
  • Set: Minimal: the road between Verona and Mantua
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-334-2

11 Variations on Friar John's Failure
by Yuri Baranovsky

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Productions (119)
  • Comedy
  • 45 - 60 minutes
  • 7 f, 23 m (10-33 actors possible: 3-10 f, 7-23 m)
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language
  • Set: Minimal: the road between Verona and Mantua

What if Friar John had a second chance to avert the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet? What if he had a third chance, and a fourth, and more, only to fail and fail again at the hands of Lady Macbeth, or Robin Hood, or Tom Sawyer? And what would Shakespeare think?

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Play Details

What if Friar John had a second chance to avert the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet? What if he had a third chance, and a fourth, and more, only to fail and fail again at the hands of Lady Macbeth, or Robin Hood, or Tom Sawyer? And what would Shakespeare think?

  • Comedy
  • 45 - 60 minutes
  • 7 f, 23 m (10-33 actors possible: 3-10 f, 7-23 m)
  • Content Notes: Mild adult language
  • Set: Minimal: the road between Verona and Mantua
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-334-2

Published Reviews

"...a delightful evening of comedy, an affectionate homage...a hilarious retelling of Romeo and Juliet...filled with surprisingly good verse, [and] outrageous physical comedy...the dialogue is authentic, spontaneous and quick-witted..."

Mark Langton, Marin Independent Journal

"An homage to Hamlet, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet... chock full of humor... Baranovsky combines slapstick, sarcasm and farce to fill the auditorium with chuckles..."

Jamie Oppenheim, Novato Advance

"TOP 5 OF 2003: ...a brilliant, witty and original work..."

Olga Azar, MarinScope

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