Fearful Symmetry
by Alan Haehnel

Productions (87)
  • Drama
  • 25 - 30 minutes
  • 12 f, 4 m (16 actors possible: 12-16 f, 0-4 m)
  • Set: Minimal: four kitchen tables, four chairs, perhaps on varied levels of platforms.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-341-0

Fearful Symmetry
by Alan Haehnel

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Productions (87)
  • Drama
  • 25 - 30 minutes
  • 12 f, 4 m (16 actors possible: 12-16 f, 0-4 m)
  • Set: Minimal: four kitchen tables, four chairs, perhaps on varied levels of platforms.

Mary is anxiously attempting to finish her chores when a mysterious stranger enters the room with an enticing but frightening proposition: Push the button on this box I have. If you do so, I will give you a large sum of money. The catch? Someone -- you will not know who, and the action will never be traced to you -- will die. Four different Marys, arrayed in four different countries, deliberate over this choice with highly theatrical, simultaneous action.

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Mary is anxiously attempting to finish her chores when a mysterious stranger enters the room with an enticing but frightening proposition: Push the button on this box I have. If you do so, I will give you a large sum of money. The catch? Someone -- you will not know who, and the action will never be traced to you -- will die. Four different Marys, arrayed in four different countries, deliberate over this choice with highly theatrical, simultaneous action.

  • Drama
  • 25 - 30 minutes
  • 12 f, 4 m (16 actors possible: 12-16 f, 0-4 m)
  • Set: Minimal: four kitchen tables, four chairs, perhaps on varied levels of platforms.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-341-0

Published Reviews

"Intellectual, suspenseful, compelling, riveting..."

Paul Griffith, Vermont State Drama Festival adjudicator

Production History

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JAN 29, 2018 - JAN 31, 2018
Spearfish High School
Spearfish, SD United States
Spearfish High School Spearfish, SD United States
OCT 28, 2017 - OCT 30, 2017
Waterloo Catholic District School Board
Cambridge, ON Canada
Waterloo Catholic District School Board Cambridge, ON Canada
MAR 19, 2017 - MAR 25, 2017
Windham Theater Group
Windham, ME United States
Windham Theater Group Windham, ME United States
MAR 03, 2017 - MAR 11, 2017
Windham Theater Group
Windham, ME United States
Windham Theater Group Windham, ME United States
MAY 13, 2016 - JUN 11, 2016
Permian Playhouse
Odessa, TX United States
Permian Playhouse Odessa, TX United States
JAN 29, 2016 - JAN 30, 2016
Berean Christian High School
Walnut Creek, CA United States
Berean Christian High School Walnut Creek, CA United States
JUN 26, 2015 - JUN 26, 2015
Palmerston North Girls' High School
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Palmerston North Girls' High School Palmerston North, New Zealand
FEB 14, 2015 - FEB 14, 2015
Bel Air High School
Bel Air, MD United States
Bel Air High School Bel Air, MD United States
DEC 17, 2014 - DEC 17, 2014
Canadian International School Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Canadian International School Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
DEC 09, 2014 - DEC 09, 2014
Badger Ridge Middle School
Verona, WI United States
Badger Ridge Middle School Verona, WI United States
DEC 06, 2014 - DEC 06, 2014
Livingston Parish Talent Theatre Program
Denham Springs, LA United States
Livingston Parish Talent Theatre Program Denham Springs, LA United States
NOV 03, 2014 - NOV 26, 2014
North Sargent Public School
Gwinner, ND United States
North Sargent Public School Gwinner, ND United States
NOV 01, 2014 - NOV 01, 2014
Fort Defiance High School
Fort Defiance, VA United States
Fort Defiance High School Fort Defiance, VA United States
OCT 25, 2014 - NOV 06, 2014
John Champe High School
Aldie, VA United States
John Champe High School Aldie, VA United States
OCT 16, 2014 - NOV 08, 2014
White Oak High School
Jacksonville, NC United States
White Oak High School Jacksonville, NC United States
MAY 03, 2014 - MAY 03, 2014
Oak Hill Middle School
Newton Centre, MA United States
Oak Hill Middle School Newton Centre, MA United States
FEB 24, 2014 - FEB 27, 2014
Ursuline College Chatham
Chatham, ON Canada
Ursuline College Chatham Chatham, ON Canada
FEB 08, 2014 - FEB 08, 2014
Langley High School
Burke, VA United States
Langley High School Burke, VA United States
JAN 24, 2014 - FEB 01, 2014
Olympia High School
Olympia, WA United States
Olympia High School Olympia, WA United States
JAN 17, 2014 - JAN 25, 2014
Langley High School
McLean, VA United States
Langley High School McLean, VA United States
JAN 16, 2014 - JAN 30, 2014
Kasson Mantorville High School
Kasson, MN United States
Kasson Mantorville High School Kasson, MN United States
NOV 23, 2013 - NOV 23, 2013
Bartram Trail High School
Jacksonville, FL United States
Bartram Trail High School Jacksonville, FL United States
NOV 21, 2013 - DEC 07, 2013
St. John Vianney Players
Orlando, FL United States
St. John Vianney Players Orlando, FL United States
NOV 21, 2013 - NOV 22, 2013
Oak Hill Middle School
Newton, MA United States
Oak Hill Middle School Newton, MA United States
NOV 09, 2013 - NOV 16, 2013
Moreno Valley High School
Angel Fire, NM United States
Moreno Valley High School Angel Fire, NM United States
JUL 01, 2013 - JUL 01, 2013
St Mary's Anglican Girls' School
Perth, WA Australia
St Mary's Anglican Girls' School Perth, WA Australia
FEB 08, 2013 - MAR 08, 2013
Severna Park High School
Severna Park, MD United States
Severna Park High School Severna Park, MD United States
OCT 26, 2012 - OCT 28, 2012
Red Door Theatre
Feeding Hills, MA United States
Red Door Theatre Feeding Hills, MA United States
OCT 18, 2012 - NOV 09, 2012
Waupaca High School
Waupaca, WI United States
Waupaca High School Waupaca, WI United States
OCT 16, 2012 - OCT 20, 2012
Uhry Theatre- Druid Hills High School
Atlanta, GA United States
Uhry Theatre- Druid Hills High School Atlanta, GA United States
APR 18, 2012 - APR 20, 2012
Thurgood Marshall Middle School
San Diego, CA United States
Thurgood Marshall Middle School San Diego, CA United States
DEC 02, 2011 - DEC 03, 2011
Berean Christian High School
Walnut Creek, CA United States
Berean Christian High School Walnut Creek, CA United States
NOV 19, 2011 - NOV 19, 2011
Rural Retreat High School Drama
Rural Retreat, VA United States
Rural Retreat High School Drama Rural Retreat, VA United States
NOV 03, 2011 - NOV 05, 2011
Rural Retreat High School Drama
Rural Retreat, VA United States
Rural Retreat High School Drama Rural Retreat, VA United States
NOV 03, 2011 - NOV 05, 2011
Rocky River High School
Mint Hill, NC United States
Rocky River High School Mint Hill, NC United States
NOV 03, 2011 - NOV 05, 2011
Oak Mountain High School
Birmingham, AL United States
Oak Mountain High School Birmingham, AL United States
MAR 08, 2011 - MAR 09, 2011
Westminster Christian School
Village Of Palmetto Bay, FL United States
Westminster Christian School Village Of Palmetto Bay, FL United States
JAN 29, 2011 - JAN 31, 2011
St. Paul Regional High School
St. Paul, AB Canada
St. Paul Regional High School St. Paul, AB Canada
JAN 14, 2011 - JAN 14, 2011
Pearl River Central High School
Carriere, MS United States
Pearl River Central High School Carriere, MS United States
DEC 15, 2010 - DEC 15, 2010
Logan High School Theatre
Logan, OH United States
Logan High School Theatre Logan, OH United States
NOV 09, 2010 - DEC 03, 2010
Pearl River Central High School
Carriere, MS United States
Pearl River Central High School Carriere, MS United States
OCT 30, 2010 - OCT 30, 2010
J.R. Tucker High School
Reston, VA United States
J.R. Tucker High School Reston, VA United States
MAY 07, 2010 - MAY 08, 2010
St. Andrew's School
Middletown, DE United States
St. Andrew's School Middletown, DE United States
APR 23, 2010 - APR 24, 2010
S. S. Seward Drama Club
Florida, NY United States
S. S. Seward Drama Club Florida, NY United States
MAR 20, 2010 - MAR 20, 2010
Northeast Middle School
Charlotte, NC United States
Northeast Middle School Charlotte, NC United States
MAR 12, 2010 - APR 17, 2010
St. Raphael Academy
South Kingstown, RI United States
St. Raphael Academy South Kingstown, RI United States
FEB 18, 2010 - FEB 28, 2010
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School
Richmond, VA United States
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School Richmond, VA United States
JAN 30, 2010 - JAN 30, 2010
South Lakes High School
Reston, VA United States
South Lakes High School Reston, VA United States
JAN 15, 2010 - JAN 15, 2010
Charlotte High School
North Port, FL United States
Charlotte High School North Port, FL United States
DEC 02, 2009 - DEC 04, 2009
Mountain View High School
Tucson, AZ United States
Mountain View High School Tucson, AZ United States
NOV 07, 2009 - NOV 07, 2009
Richmond Hill High School
Richmond Hill, GA United States
Richmond Hill High School Richmond Hill, GA United States
OCT 31, 2009 - OCT 31, 2009
Robert E Lee High School
Fort Defiance, VA United States
Robert E Lee High School Fort Defiance, VA United States
OCT 28, 2009 - OCT 29, 2009
Rodgers Performance Hall
Hahira, GA United States
Rodgers Performance Hall Hahira, GA United States
OCT 15, 2009 - OCT 17, 2009
North Myrtle Beach High School
Spartanburg, SC United States
North Myrtle Beach High School Spartanburg, SC United States
MAY 01, 2009 - MAY 01, 2009
North Auditorium Stage
Williamsville, NY United States
North Auditorium Stage Williamsville, NY United States
APR 25, 2009 - APR 27, 2009
CHS Theatre Department
Bismarck, ND United States
CHS Theatre Department Bismarck, ND United States
MAR 15, 2009 - NOV 15, 2009
Raffles Girls' School (Secondary)
Singapore, Singapore
Raffles Girls' School (Secondary) Singapore, Singapore
MAR 05, 2009 - MAR 05, 2009
Hillcrest High School
Springfield, MO United States
Hillcrest High School Springfield, MO United States
FEB 20, 2009 - FEB 22, 2009
Hillcrest High School
Springfield, MO United States
Hillcrest High School Springfield, MO United States
DEC 05, 2008 - DEC 05, 2008
SSYT
Launceston, TAS Australia
SSYT Launceston, TAS Australia
MAY 02, 2008 - MAY 02, 2008
Spotswood High School
Penn Laird, VA United States
Spotswood High School Penn Laird, VA United States
MAR 06, 2008 - MAR 08, 2008
Braintree High School
Braintree, MA United States
Braintree High School Braintree, MA United States
MAR 01, 2008 - MAR 31, 2008
David W. Butler High School
Matthews, NC United States
David W. Butler High School Matthews, NC United States
JAN 30, 2008 - JAN 30, 2008
Henrico High School
Richmond, VA United States
Henrico High School Richmond, VA United States
DEC 07, 2007 - DEC 07, 2007
Henrico High School
Richmond, VA United States
Henrico High School Richmond, VA United States
OCT 25, 2007 - OCT 26, 2007
Whitewater High School
Fayetteville, GA United States
Whitewater High School Fayetteville, GA United States
OCT 05, 2007 - OCT 12, 2007
Wake Forest Rolesville High School
Wake Forest, NC United States
Wake Forest Rolesville High School Wake Forest, NC United States
APR 28, 2007 - APR 28, 2007
Tyngsboro Middle School
Tyngsboro, MA United States
Tyngsboro Middle School Tyngsboro, MA United States
APR 23, 2007 - APR 24, 2007
C.N. Haskell Middle School
Broken Arrow, OK United States
C.N. Haskell Middle School Broken Arrow, OK United States
MAR 30, 2007 - MAR 30, 2007
St. Paul's Secondary School
Happy Valley, Hong Kong
St. Paul's Secondary School Happy Valley, Hong Kong
MAR 01, 2007 - MAR 31, 2007
West Springfield High School
Springfield, VA United States
West Springfield High School Springfield, VA United States
FEB 23, 2007 - FEB 24, 2007
Berean Christian High School
Walnut Creek, CA United States
Berean Christian High School Walnut Creek, CA United States
FEB 03, 2007 - FEB 03, 2007
Annandale High School
Sauk Centre, MN United States
Annandale High School Sauk Centre, MN United States
JAN 28, 2007 - FEB 02, 2007
Spearfish High School Theater
Spearfish, SD United States
Spearfish High School Theater Spearfish, SD United States
JAN 20, 2007 - JAN 27, 2007
Annandale High School
Annandale, MN United States
Annandale High School Annandale, MN United States
JAN 19, 2007 - JAN 20, 2007
Lafayette High School Drama Club
Red Lake Falls, MN United States
Lafayette High School Drama Club Red Lake Falls, MN United States
JAN 11, 2007 - MAR 09, 2007
North Caroline High School Drama Club
Ridgely, MD United States
North Caroline High School Drama Club Ridgely, MD United States
NOV 08, 2006 - NOV 10, 2006
Northeast Middle School
Charlotte, NC United States
Northeast Middle School Charlotte, NC United States
OCT 30, 2006 - OCT 30, 2006
Lovejoy High School
Hampton, GA United States
Lovejoy High School Hampton, GA United States
MAY 31, 2006 - MAY 31, 2006
Woodbine Junior High School
Toronto, ON Canada
Woodbine Junior High School Toronto, ON Canada
APR 27, 2006 - APR 29, 2006
Elon University/Alpha Psi Omega
Elon, NC United States
Elon University/Alpha Psi Omega Elon, NC United States
APR 21, 2006 - APR 21, 2006
Wewahitchka High School
Wewahitchka, FL United States
Wewahitchka High School Wewahitchka, FL United States
FEB 27, 2006 - FEB 27, 2006
Anderson Collegiate And Vocational Institute
Pickering, ON Canada
Anderson Collegiate And Vocational Institute Pickering, ON Canada
OCT 29, 2005 - NOV 04, 2005
Dinwiddie High School
Dinwiddie, VA United States
Dinwiddie High School Dinwiddie, VA United States
OCT 21, 2005 - OCT 21, 2005
Bartram Trail High School
Jacksonville, FL United States
Bartram Trail High School Jacksonville, FL United States
OCT 14, 2005 - OCT 14, 2005
New Hanover County Schools
Wilmington, NC United States
New Hanover County Schools Wilmington, NC United States
FEB 01, 2004 - APR 30, 2004
St. Johnsbury Academy
St. Johnsbury, VT United States
St. Johnsbury Academy St. Johnsbury, VT United States
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Spearfish High School
Spearfish, SD United States
Spearfish High School Spearfish, SD United States
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Awards (1)

2004 Vermont One Act Play Champion

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