The Giant and The Pixie
THE GIANT AND THE PIXIE
a fairy tale for grown ups
by Jonathan Josephson
World Premiere: Chance Theatre - Anaheim, CA
East Coast Premiere: Hudson Guild Theatre - NY, NY
O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist
StageSceneLA's Best of 2008-09 (Ensemble)
With giants mopping floors and trolls patrolling the roof, Northside Plaza is not your typical shopping mall. Arthur is a conscientious giant who works by day as a janitor – trying to win the heart of Cipriana, an executive, who also works in the mall. Sebastian – the hotheaded knight – is not happy with this and wants to get rid of Arthur, but Arthur’s buddy Gregory (the “troll with a soul”) won’t have anything of it. All the while Cipriana’s father, the magician, watches from a distance with an agenda of his own.
Arthur - "The Giant" (30s/40s, M)
A janitor. Sweet, gentle, secretive.
Cipriana - "The Pixie" (20s/30s, F)
A store manager. Fiery, enthusiastic.
Sebastian - "The Knight" (30s/40s, M)
Works in the store. Smooth, intense.
Gregory - "The Troll" (Any, M)
A homeless man. Entertaining, sly.
The Boss - "The Magician" (50s/60s, M)
The head of the store. Calm, wise.