The Male Member

By Daniel V. Brugger | Playwright
Misandry1
Genre Comedy
Type Play
Subgenre Spoof/Satire
Time Period 2010-Present
Male Actors 1
Female Actors 4
Undefined Actors 0
Length One Act
Set Complexity basic

Summary

In small town housewife Betty Anderson's home, spinster Fern Prill attempts to maintain control over her struggling feminist organization, WHAM (We Hate All Men), amidst the chaos created by its unfocused members. Her only hope is the arrival of a new member, Robin Heiser- Radtke, a young woman who majored in Feminist Studies. But when Robin arrives, she turns out to be a man. What now? Winner of the 1994 Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa Award for Best Script. [One-Act. 21 pages. Simple or no set.]

Characters

Robin Heiser-Radtke

Gender male
Age 25 - 35 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality Confident Hopeful Intelligent

Description Recent college graduate and new WHAM member

Julie NeFoe

Gender female
Age 16 - 26 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality Ditzy Sexy Youthful

Description A boy-crazy young woman, Treasurer of WHAM

Sheila Rumble

Gender female
Age 30 - 40 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality Bold Butch Strong-willed

Description A motorcycle enthusiast and probable lesbian, Vice-President of WHAM

Fern Prill

Gender female
Age 60 - 70 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality Dominant Guarded Serious

Description Elderly founder and president of WHAM, a spinster

Betty Anderson

Gender female
Age 40 - 50 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality Bubbly Cheerful Ditzy

Description Suburban housewife, Secretary of WHAM

Special Considerations

  • Family Friendly

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