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Hotline - Short Play, Dark Comedy

Hotline

Elaine May

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Short Play, Dark Comedy

4m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573695391

In Hotline by Elaine May, a neurotic woman with enough urban angst to fill a neighborhood calls a suicide crisis hotline late one night...

Part of the one-act collection, Death Defying Acts

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$9.95
: Death Defying Acts

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with other plays in collection


Description

Short Play

Dark Comedy

40 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - A New York City apartment, and the phone room of a suicide crisis hotline. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

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. 
Characters

CASTING

4m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

KEN
DR. RUSSELL
MARTY
DOROTHY
DELIVERY BOY
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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