METHUSELAH OR TIME IS OF THE ESSENCEby Jack Hibberd
The play revolves around the ancient but healthy METHUSELAH who resides on a cedar throne. He boasts a dense grey beard streaked with yellow. The beard descends and spreads to the floor, covering his feet. Methuselah entertains a number of females: EVE, the QUEEN OF SHEBA, BRIDGET (a latrine hand and servant), SALOME and CLEOPATRA. He is sexually active in various degrees, but not with the heart-broken CLEOPATRA. All these women appear at the conclusion, and celebrate METHUSELAH’s one thousandeth birthday.
|Cast||5 female, 1 male|
|the role of Bridget can be doubled|
|Cast age||16 to 18, 18+|
|Audience age||teen, young adult, adult|
|Publisher||Australian Script Centre|