Jack Fournier Drama


Dramas
by
Jack Fournier

Folly's Quarter
Iskander
First the Devil to Pay
Virtue's Crossing
The White China Dog
The Wall
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M=male • F=female • YY=younger Y=young • IN=intermediate • M=mid • O=older

FOLLY'S QUARTER
2ACTS • 1-SET • 1/YF • 2MF • 1/OF • 1/YM • 1/MM
Old family secrets are slowly revealed when a world-famous woman author agrees to a TV interview with a tough woman reporter dubbed "Mike Wallace in drag." "Entertainment pick of the week." Baltimore Drama Critic.
WINNER:
  • R.J.PICKERING NATIONAL DRAMA AWARD
WORKSHOPS:
  • Florida Studio Theatre
PRODUCTIONS:
  • Coldwater Little Theatre
  • Spotlighter Theatre - Baltimore
  • Fort Lauderdale Playhouse

ISKANDER
2ACTS • 1-SET • 1/YF • 10F • 2/YM • 2/MM • 2/OM • Doubling possible
They called Alexander The Great, Iskander. He was influenced by two woman. His bride Roxanne and his "mommy dearest" Olympias. When his father Phillip is assassinated he becomes King of Greece and starts down the path of empire. "The conflict, contention, and confrontation creates an intrigue that is drama at its highest level."


AWARD WINNING SHORT WORKS/SKETCHES

FIRST THE DEVIL TO PAY
LONG ONE-ACT • 1-SET • 1YYF • 2/YF • 1/OF • 1/YM • 1/OM
A dark and savage drama. The place a French mental institution. The setting a group therapy session for very disturbed people. "Check your value-systems at the door as you explore the depths of mental degradation. Not for the squeamish but you'll be analyzing it and discussing it for a week after you see it."
PRODUCTION:
  • Baltimore Playwrights Festival - Vagabond Theatre.

VIRTUE'S CROSSING - NEW PLAY
2-ACTS • 1-SET • 1/YF • 2/INF • 2/INM
A conservative woman lawyer is famous for drafting appeals for high-profile cases. She is reclusive and never has litigated a case. She returns to her roots in Nebraska upon her mother's death. She renews friendship with a high-school classmate who is dying. The cause is the toxic environment of a bankrupt chemical company. In the final terminal stage she assists the pain-racked friend to end her life. The courage of her friend convinces the lawyer to get into the legal battle against the company. She overcomes her fear of legal confrontation and argues the case before the Supreme Court.

THE WHITE CHINA DOG - NEW PLAY
2-ACTS • 1-SET • 1YYF • 10F • 1/YF • 2/INM • 2/OM
A Norwegian sea-captain brings home his young bride just before his voyage to Antarctica in support of Amundsen's expedition. He is lost at sea. The young wife goes into a mental state wherein  imagines her husband is alive and she has children. She crosses between this state and a more normal existence where she must deal with her dead husband's mother, the matriarch of the family and rules with an iron fist. The mother brings in a quack doctor to cure the bride of her delusions. As the drama plays out we realize that the young woman is faking normalcy and continues to live her imaginary life. In a twist of fate the tables are turned on the mother and....

THE WALL
SHORT ONE-ACT • 1-SET • 1YYF • 1/YF • 1/INF • 2/OF
A woman sits at the Vietnam War Memorial Wall. As she meets various people who have come to see the wall she interacts with them and provides solace and closure. "A stunning tribute to the Memorial. It is a triumph of spirit over grief."
WORKSHOPS:
  • Florida Studio Theatre - Award Winner
  • Love Creek Productions - OOB New York
PRODUCTIONS:
  • Creative Voices Theatre - OOB New York



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