Priscilla Dreams the Answer

Priscilla Dreams the Answer
by Walt McGough

Productions (17)
  • Comedy
  • 45 - 60 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m (5-9 actors possible: 1-7 f, 2-8 m)
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-399-1

Priscilla Dreams the Answer
by Walt McGough

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Productions (17)
  • Comedy
  • 45 - 60 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m (5-9 actors possible: 1-7 f, 2-8 m)
  • Set: Minimal.

Priscilla, a lonely woman who works at a hobby shop, is so empathetic that she cries nightly while watching game shows. But her evening routine gets weird when she starts receiving 3 AM phone calls -- from aliens. When she finally picks up, the aliens ask her a big favor: to save the world. In this fantastical play examining loss, love, and the search for answers, Priscilla looks to the only expert she knows, her favorite gameshow contestant Simon, to save both worlds before it's too late.

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

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Play Details

Priscilla, a lonely woman who works at a hobby shop, is so empathetic that she cries nightly while watching game shows. But her evening routine gets weird when she starts receiving 3 AM phone calls -- from aliens. When she finally picks up, the aliens ask her a big favor: to save the world. In this fantastical play examining loss, love, and the search for answers, Priscilla looks to the only expert she knows, her favorite gameshow contestant Simon, to save both worlds before it's too late.

  • Comedy
  • 45 - 60 minutes
  • 3 f, 2 m (5-9 actors possible: 1-7 f, 2-8 m)
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-399-1

Published Reviews

"Disjointed, charming and bewildering, and somehow makes emotional sense -- in short, playwright Walt McGough has captured dream logic exactly."

Mark Gail, The Washington Post

"Manages to be both a heady and emotional take on an aliens-among-us story, along with a healthy dose of often absurd humor."

Ian Buckwalter, Washington City Paper

"McGough's play zips by in a mere 50 minutes, but it's no lightweight."

Jeffrey Gantz, The Boston Globe

Production History

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OCT 27, 2017 - OCT 28, 2017
Providence Country Day School
East Providence, RI United States
Providence Country Day School East Providence, RI United States
NOV 12, 2014 - NOV 16, 2014
Westwood Drama Department
Westwood, MA United States
Westwood Drama Department Westwood, MA United States
OCT 22, 2014 - OCT 26, 2014
Colonial Forge HS DRAMA
Norfolk, VA United States
Colonial Forge HS DRAMA Norfolk, VA United States
OCT 10, 2014 - OCT 12, 2014
Holy Family Catholic High School
Victoria, MN United States
Holy Family Catholic High School Victoria, MN United States
AUG 30, 2014 - AUG 30, 2014
Swandive Theatre
Minneapolis, MN United States
Swandive Theatre Minneapolis, MN United States
AUG 15, 2014 - AUG 16, 2014
Gaslight Theatre
Enid, OK United States
Gaslight Theatre Enid, OK United States
AUG 01, 2014 - AUG 01, 2014
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
Cambridge, MA United States
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School Cambridge, MA United States
MAY 01, 2014 - MAY 02, 2014
Stonehill Theatre Company
N. Easton, MA United States
Stonehill Theatre Company N. Easton, MA United States
APR 14, 2014 - APR 14, 2014
Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc.
New York, NY United States
Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc. New York, NY United States
NOV 14, 2013 - NOV 16, 2013
Livermore Valley Charter Prep
Livermore, CA United States
Livermore Valley Charter Prep Livermore, CA United States
NOV 07, 2013 - NOV 09, 2013
Winthrop High School Drama Society
Winthrop, MA United States
Winthrop High School Drama Society Winthrop, MA United States
AUG 02, 2013 - AUG 03, 2013
Summer School for the Performing Arts
Westford, MA United States
Summer School for the Performing Arts Westford, MA United States
MAR 09, 2013 - MAR 09, 2013
Collins Center For The Performing Arts
Framingham, MA United States
Collins Center For The Performing Arts Framingham, MA United States
MAR 02, 2013 - MAR 02, 2013
Collins Center For The Performing Arts
Andover, MA United States
Collins Center For The Performing Arts Andover, MA United States
FEB 01, 2012 - FEB 29, 2012
Buckingham Browne & Nichols High School
Boston, MA United States
Buckingham Browne & Nichols High School Boston, MA United States
DEC 01, 2011 - DEC 31, 2011
Fresh Ink Theatre
Boston, MA United States
Fresh Ink Theatre Boston, MA United States
JUL 01, 2011 - JUL 31, 2011
Nu Sass Productions
Washington, DC United States
Nu Sass Productions Washington, DC United States
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Awards (2)

2011 Best Comedy - Capital City Fringe Festival

2011 Best New Play, Nominee - IRNE Award