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Star on the Door - Full Length Play, Comedy

Star on the Door

Leo W. Sears, Jack Sharkey

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573693502

by Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears
Cinema legend Doreen Lewis, nervously about to make her Broadway debut opposite her ardent admirer Paul Burnside, intercepts a phone call for her dresser who is secretly wed to Doreen's son confirming that "Mrs. Lewis" is pregnant. A loony resolution caps this evening of non stop guffaws.

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The entire play takes place in the dressing room of Doreen Lewis the opening night of "The Inspector and the Aunt."

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TAGS

Love, Marriage

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Cinema legend Doreen Lewis, nervously about to make her Broadway debut opposite her ardent admirer Paul Burnside, intercepts a phone call for her dresser who is secretly wed to Doreen's son confirming that "Mrs. Lewis" is pregnant. Doreen is shocked to learn of "her" condition and decides the likely father is Paul. He's never laid a hand on her, but she does tend to be forgetful!. Thinking Paul wants her ousted from the show via her contract's morals clause, she vengefully wears her mink on stage knowing Paul's fur allergy will reduce his dialogue to sneezes. The producer, a shrieking neurasthenic who fears his backer Nunzio will machine gun his knees if the show flops, is terrified, and the Bavarian playwright is reduced to sobbing uncontrollably as his beautiful play goes "to the dogs." A loony resolution caps this evening of non stop guffaws.

Star on the Door was first presented by Tony Riverditto at the Way Off Broadway Playhouse, Santa Ana, California, on  March 12, 1993. It was directed by Mr. Riverditto.

Characters

CASTING

4m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

BEVERLY - Doreen's personal assistant, attractive, 28
MEL THORN - the producer of The Inspector and the Aunt, short, balding, 55
DOREEN LEWIS - eccentric, flamboyant actress, looks younger than her age, 60
THOMAS - Doreen's son, handsome, 35
PAUL BURNSIDE - Doreen's volatile leading man, 57
WOLFGANG FERRIS - hot-tempered Bavarian playwright of The Inspector and the Aunt, 40
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author(s)
Leo W.  Sears

Leo W. Sears

Leo W. Sears, CFEE. Leo has four plays published with Sanuel French. Sorry! Wrong Chimney!, 100 Lunches:A Gourmet Comedy and Star on the Door were co-written with the prolific late Jack Sharkey. Borderline Crazies was his solo work. He has directed 65 plays and produced 90 in high school theater, community theater and dinner theater. He was founder/owner of Metro Playhouse, dinner theater ... view full profile

Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey (1931-1992) was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college with a BA in the Creative Writing Field of the English major. After that, he taught school for two years from 1953 to 1955. In mid-1955, Mr. Sharkey enlisted in the Army. He served at Sandia Base, New Mexico as a Special Services worker. He wrote, produced, ... view full profile

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