Flatfoot: A Roman Comedy of Bad Manners


A boisterous comedy for all ages. Flatfoot (aka Roman playwright Titus) pops up in the twenty-first century, enraged to find his ideas have been plundered through the ages by everyone from Shakespeare to modern-day sitcom writers.

To prove his point, he takes us back to Ancient Rome, where he must convince Dives that his new play will be a hit, neither offending the Roman Censor nor imbuing the servants with fanciful ideas. When he is forced to improvise, pandemonium lurks just around the corner.

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  • 1 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • 12 to 16, 16 to 18
  • young adult, adult, teen
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Male | Unspecified | 3 to 5 minutes
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EXTRACT: Life after death? Happy times or eternal torment? Having been dead for a very long while, I'm in a pretty good position to tell you. You want to know? Lot of heads nodding. Okay. News is not good. It might be different for you, but for me it's been torment. Two thousand two hundred years ago I was a celebrity. Huge. Titus Maccius Plautus. Never heard of me, have you? As the centuries grind on fewer and fewer have. And that's the torment. I swear to you, I was big. On everyone's lips. Loved. Feted.

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