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Next Contestant, The - Short Play, Drama

Next Contestant, The

Frank D. Gilroy

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Short Play, Drama

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573623585

This chilling play, first published in "The Best Short Plays," focuses on the lengths greedy people will go to win valuable gifts. 

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Description

Short Play

Drama

30 minutes

Settings Of Play - Stage right is a radio studio; stage left, a girl's room.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

This chilling play, first published in "The Best Short Plays," focuses on the lengths greedy people will go to win valuable gifts. In a broadcasting studio, the master of ceremonies challenges a contestant to call an old girlfriend he knows is engaged and get a date with her. She finally agrees to see him and he wins his prizes in the presence of his fiancee, who's agreed to go along with the whole tasteless act.


The Next Contestant was first performed as one of a series of short plays produced by the Ensemble Studio Theater in New York City in 1978.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 1f

MASTER OF CEREMONIES
WALTER CARTRIGHT - 30
CATHERINE HORTON  - 28

Author

Frank D. Gilroy

Frank Daniel Gilroyis an award-winning playwright, producer, screenwriter and director. After graduating from Dartmouth College and the Yale School of Drama, he contributed profusely as a writer to the golden age of television. His impressive first play, Who'll Save the Plowboy?, won an Obie Award in 1962. In 1965, his Off Broadway play The Subject Was Roses won the Tony Award for Best Play, the ... view full profile

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