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Little Murders - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Little Murders

Jules Feiffer

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

6m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573611650

"Jules Feiffer, a satirical sharpshooter with a deadly aim, stares balefully at the meaningless violence in American life, and opens fire on it in Little Murders. Devastatingly lethal in some of its coldly savage comic assaults." - New Y…

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Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

Mystery/Thriller

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The play is set in the Newquist family's apartment. An afternoon in February and subsequently two months later, four months later, and six months later.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TAGS

Death, Marriage

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Depressed New Yorker Alfred Chamberlain is engaged to perky, can-do Patsy Newquist. As their wedding day grows near, Alfred finds himself embroiled in an urban nightmare not the least of which is his fiance's family, the possiblity of marriage without Faith, muggings, and a sniper's bullet.
"Jules Feiffer, a satirical sharpshooter with a deadly aim, stares balefully at the meaningless violence in American life, and opens fire on it in Little Murders. Devastatingly lethal in some of its coldly savage comic assaults." - New York Post

"Fantastically funny." - The New York Times

Characters

CASTING

6m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

Plus extras (wedding guests).

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

CAROL NEWQUIST - Patsy's father.

MARJORIE NEWQUIST - Patsy's mother.

KENNY NEWQUIST - Patsy's brother.

PATSY NEWQUIST

ALFRED CHAMBERLAIN - Patsy's fiance.

HENRY DUPAS - A clergyman.

MILES PRACTICE - LieUtenant, N.Y.C. Homicide Squad.

THE JUDGE

ASSORTED WEDDING GUESTS

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

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