The Barbarians Are Coming
Published by Samuel French Inc
Finalist! Samuel French Off Broadway Short Play Festival
A Monty Python-like play with a terrific message ...
Two feudal lords trying to decide what type of tea to drink are interrupted by a serf who is hysterically babbling about barbarians laying siege to the castle
As the battle draws nearer, the serf grows more frenzied and the lords converse on women and boulder heavers
When the barbarians arrive, will raw muscle rule over culture and etiquette?
Hysterical moments and hilarious revelations climax in a powerful statement on who the barbarians are among us
"Incredibly enjoyable piece to direct. Between the Monty Pythonesque silliness of the script and the zany nature of the dialogue, we had a lot of fun. What makes this one act so great is its ability to be outrageously humorous and yet leave audience members with an unexpected poignancy" ~ Goshen College
GODFREE - Medieval Lord
SIDNEY - Medieval Lord
This comedy works well with an all female, all male, or mixed cast - the parts of SERF 12 and BARBARIAN can be played by the same performer