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Gentleman and a Scoundrel, A - Full Length Play, Comedy

Gentleman and a Scoundrel, A

Jack Sharkey

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Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573691027

"Side splitting." - Lerner Voice

"Delightful...lighthearted, fast paced quality entertainment." - Daily Chronicle

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$8.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Romantic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - Fred's apartment in Jackson Heights, Long Island, NY.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TAGS

Love

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

An underpaid worker hires himself in disguise as his own assistant to increase his income. His sweetheart falls for his phony self and he becomes his own rival.

"Side splitting." - Lerner Voice

"A comedy with the accent on fun." - Beacon News

"Delightful...lighthearted, fast paced quality entertainment." - Daily Chronicle

Characters

CASTING

2m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

CASTING NOTES

The role of Basil could be played by a woman.

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

FRED DICKSON - a mild-mannered products analyst.
JENNY CORELL - Fred's employer, a liberated woman.
BASIL PRONKER - a credit investigator.

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

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Reviews
Michael Pierce 4/29/2014 12:26 PM
Any time there's mistaken identity, wigs and mustaches we know for sure we have fallen into farce-land.  While a farce can be tickling and titillating, this one just does not get there.  The writing in heavy handed and unsubtle.  The situations far too contrived.

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