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Secrets of the Trade - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Secrets of the Trade

Jonathan Tolins

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

4m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573699320

"A terrific ensemble cast...this bittersweet valentine to the world of theater...nicely balances a light-hearted humor with moments of tension and drama. " - TheatreMania.com

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1990s, 1980s

Settings Of Play - New York, California, and Masachusetts. 1980 - 1990

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

In show business, it's all about who you know. Or is it? Andy Lipman, a smart, ambitious kid from Long Island dreams of a career on Broadway and hopes that his idol, theater legend Martin Kerner, can give it to him. Will Kerner open Andy's door to success, or will their complicated relationship force him to question a life in the theater?

REVIEWS 

"A terrific ensemble cast...this bittersweet valentine to the world of theater...nicely balances a light-hearted humor with moments of tension and drama. " - TheatreMania.com


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Secrets of the Trade premiered at the Black Dahlia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA in March 2008 under the direction of Matt Shakman.

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4m, 1f

ANDREW LIPMAN - A precocious boy from Long Island.  He begins the play at sixteen.
JOANNE LIPMAN - His mother, a high school teacher and former dancer.
PETER LIPMAN - Andy’s father, an architect.
MARTIN KERNER - A famous writer and director for the Broadway stage. A brilliant and charismatic older man.
BRADLEY - Kerner’s personal assistant of many years.
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