Friday, March 19, 2010
Watch 2010 Young Voices' THE PATIENT by Jacob Fagliano
Written by Jacob Fagliano, who is a sophomore at Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, THE PATIENT was one of 15 student-written monologues that appeared in 2010 Young Voices High School Monologue Festival, produced through a collaboration between InterAct Theatre Company's education program, InterAction, and Philadelphia Young Playwrights. Along with the other winning monologues, THE PATIENT was chosen from over 400 submissions written by Philadelphia area high school students to be professionally produced as part of 2010 Young Voices, which was held on the Mainstage of The Adrienne, February 3-6, 2010.
Directed by Dany Guy and dramaturged by Rebecca Wright, THE PATIENT opens with 24-year old Geoffrey Daniels (played by Thomas Choinacky) lying on a hospital bed, loosely wrapped in hospital bedding and connected to an IV. When his nurse (played by Bi Jean Ngo) enters to check on her patient, Geoffrey, who is clearly attracted to her, feels he needs to explain himself. Hilarity ensues as we follow Geoffrey’s extremely ridiculous telling of all the events that lead up to his hospital visit.