THE FRENCHY BERNADONE SHOW - Francis Came Later - Frenchy

Lawrence, Kansas

PLAY DESCRIPTION

Using the up-beat personality of his younger years when he was known as Frenchy Bernadone, Saint Francis of Assisi beguiles, coaxes, and charms his audience into a moral vision for the contemporary world--a vision that is both religious and secular. Frenchy is thoroughly human without any of the stereotypic characteristics that are often used in the portrayal of saints and other spiritual figures.

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: The Present and the Early 13th Century                                

Situation: Francis introduces the audience to Frenchy--the piece of him that the Catholic Church covers up when it canonizes someone.

Subject Matter: Love, Revolution, Social Activism, Christianity, St. Francis of Assisi, Spirituality, Seeing, Doing Good, Class, Wealth, Non-Conformity, Self-Definition, Self-Awareness

Note from Playwright: I wrote this piece to explore the dynamic contradictions that are part of spirituality.

Supplemental Information: The full script THE FRENCHY BERNADONE SHOW: A Play About Saint Francis of Assisi is available to read on MonologueBank.

In the full-length play, Frenchy is a singer and dancer.

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  • Source
    Full-Length Play, Play w/Music
  • Character Age
    Adult 40-50
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Male, Heterosexual
  • Character Ethnicity
    European
  • Genre
    Comedic Drama, Historical Drama
  • Period
    Pre-Contemporary, Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Male
  • Writer Ethnicity
    European, White
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