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Genuine Article, The

  • Jason Milligan
  • Short Play, Comedy, Present Day, Contemporary
  • 2M
  • ISBN: 9780573628689

Published in Here, There, and Everywhere.

  • Short Play
  • Comedy
  • 30 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day, Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set
  • Cautions: No Special Cautions

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Reader's Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student, Senior Theatre
This jaunty comedy chronicles the misadventures of a rural con artist masquerading as a traveling faith healer and his none-too-bright sidekick. As they rehearse their chicanery just before a revival meeting, their duplicity turns to awe the bogus healer may be able to heal after all.

Published in Here, There, and Everywhere.

Premiere Production: The Genuine Article was originally produced by Theatre Oxford in Oxford, Mississippi on September 18, 1997. The play was directed by Larry Kadlec.
  • Casting: 2M
  • Casting Attributes: All Male

  • MARTIN - a traveling faith healer
    BOB - Martin's assistant