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Student, The (Hoverman) - Short Play, Comedy

Student, The (Hoverman)

Matt Hoverman

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Short Play, Comedy

2m

ISBN: 9780573698941

Four Stars! "Touching and inspiring... a favorite!" - Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner
A two-character holiday comedy about a burnt-out, adult education writing teacher who rediscovers his passion in one of the strangest student-teacher conferences of all time.

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$8.95
: Christmas Shorts
$9.95
: Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 34th Series

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Comedy

Christmas/Holiday

10 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - A classroom being used for evening adult-education classes.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

A two-character holiday comedy about a burnt-out, adult education writing teacher who rediscovers his passion in one of the strangest student-teacher conferences of all time.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 34th Series. and in Christmas Shorts, a collection of five holiday plays by the author that can be performed individually or together as a complete evening of theatre for a cast of 4-13 performers.


"The script is loaded with low-key, sweet humor." - Las Vegas Review-Journal

"Funny and profane." - Wisconsin State Journal

"Funny and heartwarming." - Isthmus Daily Page

Four Stars! "Touching and inspiring... a favorite!" - Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner

"My favorite piece [in Indiana's Phoenix Theatre's A Very Pheonix Xmas #6: Our Goose is Cooked] was The Student by Matt Hoverman.  I was surprised to find myself weeping during it.  This little two-hander is on both of my 'BEST OF 2011' lists." - Indytheatrehabit.com

"So what are this year's strongest shows [in City Theatre's Summer Shorts]? ... Clement as a writing professor and Durkin as his endearingly oddball student have perfect chemistry and timing in Matt Hoverman’s The Student." - Miami Herald  

"Five snorts (out of 5) for Matt Hoverman's The Student [in City Theatre's Summer Shorts]: I've run out of good things to say... makes you want to cry.  And laugh." - Miami Art Zine  

"Probably the funniest piece of the night [re: The Student in City Theatre's Summer Shorts]."  - Florida Theater Onstage   

"Matt Hoverman's short play The Student, the best piece at City Theatre's Summer Shorts festival [is a] masterful comedy of homoerotic repression and twisted yuletide metaphor. The Student is a reminder that with such gifted acting, directing, and writing, minimalism is more than sufficient." - Miami New Times

A winner of the 2009 Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival, The Student was produced by Algonquin Productions at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theatre, and was directed by Suzanne Agins.

Characters

CASTING

2m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

HUGH - 30s/40s, heavy; a writing teacher in a corduroy jacket
BURT - 40s/50s; an uptight businessman in a suit
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

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Matt Hoverman

Matt Hoverman

An Emmy Award-winning TV writer and playwright, Matt Hoverman’s plays include Who You See Here and The Glint (both optioned for Broadway by Nelle Nugent); In Transit (FringeNYC Best Playwriting Award), The Student (winner, 34th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival), The Audience (co-book writer, Drama Desk Best New Musical Award Nominee), Christmas Shorts: 5 Merry Little ... view full profile

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