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Meanwhile Back on the Couch (A Crack At The Top) - Full Length Play, Comedy

Meanwhile Back on the Couch (A Crack At The Top)

Jack Sharkey

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573612244

Psychiatrist Victor Karleen is financially pressed between the rental of his posh office apartment and his fiancee's expensive tastes. A colleague has written a best selling case history book and is now rolling in royalties. Good friend Parker Donnelly has rejected Victor's similar work because the …

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - Victor's office/residence on Park Avenue, Manhattan.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Psychiatrist Victor Karleen is financially pressed between the rental of his posh office apartment and his fiancee's expensive tastes. A colleague has written a best selling case history book and is now rolling in royalties. Good friend Parker Donnelly has rejected Victor's similar work because the public is tired of such things and prefers torrid fiction. Needing cash, Victor reluctantly takes on a new patient who, due to love frustration, is grinding out a rip roaring sex novel. By mistake, his nurse gives the patient's manuscript to Donnelly believing it to be Victor's work. Suddenly Victor has an enormous advance royalty check, a Book of the Month Club selection and a potential Pulitzer prize. When he discovers that it is his patient's inviolate confidences and not his clinical casebook that has saved the day, Victor determines to keep his patient crazy until he dreams up the final chapter. It's fast paced, hilarious and zany.

Meanwhile, Back on the Couch... was first presented at the Abbey Stage Door in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was directed byHoward Pell.

Characters

CASTING

4m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

GABRIELLE WINGATE, a talented interior decorator
ROY TERRIGAN, an affably unpleasant psychiatrist
CHARLOTTE HENNEBON, nurse/receptionist to Victor Karleen
VICTOR KARLEEN, psychiatrist and would-be novelist
PARKER DONNELLY, publisher and friend of Victor's
ALBERT BROCK, a young man with an old problem
DOROTHEA MELNIK, a disgruntled client of Roy's
JINGLE JABLONSKI, Victor's next door neighbor

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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

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