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Detective Sketches And Other Short Plays - Dramatic Comedy

Detective Sketches And Other Short Plays

Douglas Post

Dramatic Comedy

ISBN: 9780871298010

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Dramatic Comedy

A collection of five plays. Detective Sketches (Trouble Is Eating My Pants). This play is intended to be performed by an ensemble of 7 actors; 5 men and 2 women. "An unabashed goof on every hard-boiled detective story from The Maltese Falcon to Chinatown." (The Reader, Chicago) "The B-movie scenario, straight from Central Scripting, weaves a web of evil around a ton of four-star stereotypes; it yields at least two guffaws a minute." (Windy City Times) Unit set. Approximate running time: 45 to 50 minutes. Escape from Groovytown (2 m., 1w. and a chorus of 7 Hipsters; 3m., 4w.) "A modern Twilight Zone piece about a yuppie who tries to escape the gentrification of his neighborhood and himself." (The Reader, Chicago) "A funny, paranoid attempt to escape Philip Glass, mimosas, dry-cleaned shirts with medium starch, the expression 'lovely,' and other big-shoulders young-moneyed pretensions." (Newcity) Unit set. Approximate running time: 10 minutes. Falling Through the Cracks (1m., 1w.) A comedy about a woman who is almost homeless confronting her son on the subway. One int. set. Approximate running time: 10 minutes. Somewhere on the Coast of Belize (2m., 1w.) A comedy about two men from Manhattan attempting to unload their barge of garbage on a Third World power. One ext. set. Approximate running time: 10 minutes. At Night in the Asylum (5m., 5w.) "A haunting choral reading piece that equates the fears of the inhabitants of a city dwelling with those of a madhouse." (The Reader, Chicago) "It does for an urban highrise what Edgar Lee Masters did for the town of Spoon River." (Chicago Sun-Times) Unit set. Approximate running time: 10 minutes.
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