Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - A New York City apartment, and the phone room of a suicide crisis hotline.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
1995 Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play.
In Hotline by Elaine May, a neurotic woman with enough urban angst to fill a neighborhood calls a suicide crisis hotline late one night. The counselor who gets the call is overwhelmed - it is his first night on the job. Hotline is dark and desperate, and makes for a wildly funny forty minutes of theatre.
“A wealth of laughter.” - Newsday
“Lighter than air, an elegant diversion.” - The New York Times
Hotline premiered in an evening of three new one-acts titled, Death Defying Acts in 1995 at Variety Arts Theatre, under the direction of Michael Blakemore.