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METHUSELAH OR TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

by 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.

Length60 minutes
Cast5 female, 1 male
 the role of Bridget can be doubled
Cast age16 to 18, 18+
Audience ageteen, young adult, adult
PublisherAustralian Script Centre

 

This title appears in:

JACK: The Jack Hibberd Retrospective