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West Moon Street - Full Length Play, Comedy

West Moon Street

Rob Urbinati

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573651489

"Oscar Wilde's short story Lord Arthur Savile's Crime is a clever mystery, written to indict the fate industry with whom late-19th-century aristocrats seemed so enthralled. The writer Rob Urbinati has molded the story into a briskly paced comedy of manners true to its author's greater spirit. A complete delight!" - The New York Times
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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce, Mystery/Thriller

105 Minutes

Time Period - 1900-1910

Settings Of Play - West Moon Street takes place in various locations in London, England in 1900.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Young Lord Arthur is deliriously happy – just down from Oxford and engaged to be married – when a mysterious palm reader predicts that he will commit a murder. A proper English gentleman, Arthur believes it is his Duty to get this killing business over with before he marries. But his education has not provided him with the required skills, and a hilarious series of mishaps ensues as he sets about finding a victim.

REVIEWS

"Oscar Wilde's short story Lord Arthur Savile's Crime is a clever mystery, written to indict the fate industry with whom late-19th-century aristocrats seemed so enthralled. The writer Rob Urbinati has molded the story into a briskly paced comedy of manners true to its author's greater spirit. A complete delight!" - The New York Times

"Urbinati's adaptation is deft, using the source material to its fullest and beautifully fleshing out several minor characters only alluded to in the original story." - Backstage

"Rob Urbinati has done a truly marvelous thing: He's turned an infrequently read Oscar Wilde short story into a play that improves on the original. A Wilde ride indeed!" - The New York Blade


West Moon Street was originally produced by Prospect Theater Company  (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director; Melissa Huber, Managing Director) at the Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, April 21- May 20, 2007, under the director of Davis McCallum.


Characters

CASTING

4m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Drag performance, Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

The role of Lady Clem can be played by a man.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

LORD ARTHUR SAVILE - a gentleman. Naive
LADY WINDERMERE - his confidante. Grand
SYBIL MERTON - his betrothed. Clever
CHARLES - his valet. Devoted
LADY CLEM - his elderly aunt. Irritable
JANE PERCY - his cousin. Enthusiastic
MR. PODGERS - the cheiromantist. Mysterious
HERR WINCKELKOPF - an anarchist. Artistic

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Rob Urbinati

Rob Urbinati

Rob Urbinati was a Theatre Consultant for Home Box Office in New York City, and has directed over fifty plays at theatres, colleges and universities across the country. Mr. Urbinati’s first play as a writer, Hazelwood Jr. High, was directed by Scott Elliott for the New Group. A scene from the play is published in Smith & Kraus’s Best Stage Scenes 2000, and the play is published by Samuel French. ... view full profile

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