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The Sins of Rebethany Chastain
Daniel Guyton

The Story: A prison inmate shares her zany story about how she got arrested, in this one woman monologue.

Cast Size: 1W
Running Time: 10 minutes
Royalty: $15 per performance

                           Published in the collection HILARIOUS NIGHTMARES

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Excerpt published in Best Women's Stage Monologues of 2014 by Smith & Kraus, 2014
Excerpt published in Best Contemporary Monologues for Women 18-35 by Applause Books, 2014
"First up is THE SINS OF REBETHANY CHASTAIN. In this beautifully blocked monologue, Kate Guyton tells the story of what sent Rebethany to prison. Ms. Guyton has a white trash twang, and the tale she tells is a comic set of grievances centering around a bicycle and jealousy of a girl in her class. Yes, there’s a crime involved, but it’s a convoluted path in the telling. It’s beautifully rendered, by playwright, director, and actress alike." (Playgoer,, 2015)

"Last is Daniel Guyton’s THE SINS OF REBETHANY CHASTAIN. Reprising her role in this monologue from last year’s Atlanta Fringe Festival is the fantastic Kate Guyton, in a tour-de-force performance of a white-trashy young woman whose actions represent the "sins" of the title. It’s brash and profane and energetic and given lively direction by the playwright, ending the night on a high note of hilarity." (Playgoer,, 2015)

"Black Sheep Theatre included this piece in our Halloween event this year. It was brilliant!" (Deborah Smola, Black Sheep Theatre Ensemble, 2013)

"OMG! ROMANCE [IS DEAD] and REBETHANY are some fine pieces of dark comedy! Thank you for your twisted mind! Haha! I say that with the utmost respect and love." (Diane Mashia, Black Sheep Theatre Ensemble, 2013)

"A big bonus was to see the performance of Kate Guyton, who admirably brought to life the first of the four monologues." (Hank Kimmel, Working Title Playwright, 2015)

"This was a spectacular show. Four wonderful monologues... Kate (Guyton) surprised me as a real comedic talent." (David Fisher, Working Title Playwrights, 2015)

"The show was great. Kate Guyton is fierce and fabulous!" (Laura King, Lionheart Theatre, 2015)

"THE SINS OF REBETHANY CHASTAIN provides a different tone than any seen yet in this collection, as we see Rebethany tell the hilariously tragic story of how a few small events can change one’s world entirely. This is written with a bit of southern trashy charm and filled with a wild warmth of description, character, and event. Rebethany is incredibly likable despite her flaws, and reading this monologue made me want to see it on stage immediately." (Michael Weems, Next Stage Press, 2015)

"I just performed part of this monologue for my theatre class. It was my first comedic monologue ever and I got lots of good feedback. This writer's material is amazing!" (Khaya Osborne, YouTube actress, 2016)
Produced at Emerging Artist Theatre's One Woman Standing Festival in Manhattan, 2013
Produced by Mostly Harmless Productions in Albany, NY, 2013
Published by Next Stage Press as part of Hilarious Nightmares in 2013
Produced by the Black Sheep Theatre Coalition in Rochester, NY, 2013
Produced at Atlanta Fringe Festival in Atlanta, GA, 2015
Produced at Classic City Fringe Festival in Athens, GA, 2015
Produced by Onion Man Productions in Atlanta, GA, 2016
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