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Thugs, The - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Thugs, The

Adam Bock

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

2m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573660276

"Bock starts you off giggling, but leaves you with a chill." - Time Out New York

"A delightfully paranoid little nightmare that is both more chillingly realistic and pointedly absurd than anything John Grisham ever dreamed up." - New York Times

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$9.95
: Acting Edition

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - An office.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Obie

The Obie Award winning dark comedy about work, thunder and the mysterious things that are happening on the 9th floor of a big law firm. When a group of temps try to discover the secrets that lurk in the hidden crevices of their workplace, they realize they would rather believe in gossip and rumors than face dangerous realities.

Published with The Receptionist in a collection entitled The Office Plays.

"Bock starts you off giggling, but leaves you with a chill." - Time Out New York

"A delightfully paranoid little nightmare that is both more chillingly realistic and pointedly absurd than anything John Grisham ever dreamed up." - New York Times

Soho Rep, directed by Anne Kauffman
Characters

CASTING

2m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

The temporary workers in a law office. Various and varied characters, all working ages.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Adam Bock

Adam Bock

Adam Bock’s plays include Phaedra (Shotgun Players), A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons, Drama Desk nomination), book for We Have Always Lived in the Castle, with music by Todd Almond (Yale Rep), The Flowers (About Face Theatre), The Receptionist (MTC, 2008 Outer Critics nomination, Best Plays of 2007-2008, The Evidence Room with Megan Mullally), The Drunken City (Playwrights Horizons, 2008 Outer ... view full profile

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