THE FRENCHY BERNADONE SHOW - Love Is... - 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: Frenchy infects the audience with his own commitment and enthusiasm for the sort of realistic, active love prescribed by Saint Paul.

Subject Matter: Love, Revolution, Social Activism, Christianity, St. Francis of Assisi, Benediction

Note from Playwright: Saint Francis of Assisi had a very realistic sense of how difficult it is to use love as the energy to propel social activism. He understood the price that love exacted.

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 20-30, Adult 30-40, Adult 40-50
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Male, Heterosexual
  • Character Ethnicity
    Universal
  • Genre
    Comedic Drama, Historical Drama
  • Period
    Pre-Contemporary, Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min +
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Male
  • Writer Ethnicity
    European, White
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