loading

1-866-598-8449

Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm EST Sat & Sun 1pm to 8pm EST

Who's on First? - Full Length Play, Comedy

Who's on First?

Jack Sharkey

Customer Rating: starstarstarstarstar (Rate this!)

Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573618123

Take a husband, wife, lover and friend, add a strange lamp, a gun and a rubber chicken plus a party that begins at 8 p.m., then again at 8 p.m. and then again at 8 p.m. and you have this nightmare comedy. Four people find themselves reliving one horrible hour over and over as themselves...

More Information Below:

Description | Characters | Rental Materials | Author | Reviews
$8.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
: Stage Manager
$9.99
ePlay

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce, Mystery/Thriller

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - Somebody's apartment, someplace; the extreme present. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Gun Shots

TAGS

Death, Love

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Take a husband, wife, lover and friend, add a strange lamp, a gun and a rubber chicken plus a party that begins at 8 p.m., then again at 8 p.m. and then again at 8 p.m. and you have this nightmare comedy. Four people find themselves reliving one horrible hour over and over as themselves, as Japanese, as British aristocrats, as gangsters, and almost anything else you can think of. Camille is giving the party. Don shows up in a jealous funk about his wife, Alice, whom he suspects of seeing another man. When Alice and Ben have arrived, it turns out their relationship is innocent. But by the time Don realizes this he has already shot Ben, Alice and even Camille. Camille wishes that things might have turned out differently and that is what happens. All concerned find themselves back at the party's beginning again and again doomed to live that same hour over and over again until they get it right. Is it all an accident? Or is their dilemma part of someone's fiendish plan? A labyrinth of hilarity exits to a shocker of an ending.

Who's on First? was first presented at the Country Club Comedy Theatre, Mount Prospect, Illinois, on September 17, 1975. It was directed by Tom Ventriss.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

DON - The Husband ?
CAMILLE - The Friend ?
BEN - The Lover ?
ALICE - The Wife ?

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
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

Now Playing
Loading
Producer
City
State
Opening
Closing
Reviews
Some Theatre Company 5/19/2015 10:20 AM
SHERRI BAKER 1/9/2015 7:00 PM
The cast of four had a blast performing this and the audiences loved it. I made the genie a fifth character having him speak the part live every performance. I played up the title resembling the comedy routine in my welcome speech. The rubber chicken was our mascot and we used it to stage a rally in support of rubber chickens everywhere taking it to the streets of our town and the local farmers market as a publicity stunt.

You May Also Like

See all

Customers Also Bought