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On Hold at 30,000 Feet - Short Play, Comedy

On Hold at 30,000 Feet

Kitty Burns

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Short Play, Comedy

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573701344

One of two airline passengers seated together plans to read while the other hopes to lure him into babysitting a bumbling bundle of psychotic neurosis who, during the short flight, alienates the crew, the passengers and life itself.

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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Parody / Spoof

30 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - An airplane

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TAGS

Death

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

Harvey is taking his first airplane flight. This is the fourth time he’s been on an airplane, but the first time he has stayed on board after the airplane door was shut. He is deathly afraid of flying and is taking no chances of anything going wrong. He has brought with him every good luck charm imaginable, and puts David, the unwilling passenger next to him, in charge of keeping his neurosis at a minimum. When David gives up and abandons his task, Harvey telephones his psychiatrist to talk him through the flight. Harvey is furious about being put on hold and hangs up and calls his psychic to finish the job. She does, and makes a few predictions with both settling and unsettling results.

Published in the collection If God Wanted Us To Fly He Would Have Given Us Wings!

On Hold at 30,000 Feet premiered at the Iona Prep School in New Rochelle, NY in November 1997.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 1f

CASTING NOTES

Plus 1 voice

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

HARVEY GOLDBERG - 30s-40s, very nervous
DAVID WATKINS - 30s-50s, distant, unfriendly
FLIGHTATTENDANTS (2) - 20s-30s
PILOT - any age, voice over
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Kitty Burns

Kitty Burns

Kitty Burns grew up thinking she was 100% Irish Catholic; then, to her surprise, at 18 years of age, she found out that she was only 50% Irish Catholic. The other 50% was Russian Jew! With an identity crisis like that, she figured that she should get into something sensible and rational that would give her a strong sense of reality, and help her figure out who she "really was," so she became an ... view full profile

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Reviews
Kathleen Therese Nasarow [W,H] 7/26/2014 12:50 PM
"On Hold at 30,000 Feet" is a very funny play!  Anyone who has flown in an airplane has most likely come across a passenger like Harvey!  I'm sure Flight Attendants would have lots of similar experiences.  This play keeps you laughing from beginning to end!

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