Author: Eugene O’Neill
Brief Summary: A star college athlete learns that the girl he had an affair with died after having an abortion he paid for and arranged.
Type of Play: Short play, small cast, teens in cast
Cast size: 3W+, 4M+
Number of Acts: 1
Pages: Approx. 18
Target Audience: College, Adult
Rights & Licensing: Public Domain
JACK TOWNSEND—22, male. Good-natured. Has an easy, confident air. An athlete and a star in college circles.
JOHN TOWNSEND—50s to 60s, male. Jack’s father. Kind, energetic.
MRS. TOWNSEND—50s, female. Jack’s mother. Kind-hearted, soft-spoken.
LUCY TOWNSEND—19, female. Jack’s sister. Gushing with enthusiasm over everything and everybody.
EVELYN SANDS—20, female. Jack’s fiancée. Graceful and stylish.
DONALD (BULL) HERRON—20s, Jack’s roommate. Athlete. All-American.
JOE MURRAY—18, male. A machinist. The brother of the girl Jack had an affair with. Speaks with a dialect.
STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY (At least 2 speak)
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Monologues from this play:
- Evelyn: Comedic Monologue for Women (20s) from “Abortion” by Eugene O’Neill
- Murray: Dramatic Monologue for Men (Late Teens, 20s) from “Abortion” by Eugene O’Neill
- Jack: Dramatic Monologue for Men (20s) from “Abortion” by Eugene O’Neill
- Jack #2: Dramatic Monologue for Men (20s) from “Abortion” by Eugene O’Neill