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I Ought To Be in Pictures - Full Length Play, Comedy

I Ought To Be in Pictures

Neil Simon

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Full Length Play, Comedy

1m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573610899

Herb, a Hollywood scriptwriter currently "at liberty" is surprised when his forgotten past reappears in the form of Libby, a teenage daughter who's trekked from Brooklyn with dreams of movie stardom

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Full Length Play

Comedy

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Settings Of Play - West Hollywood, CA

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Herb, a Hollywood scriptwriter currently "at liberty" is surprised when his forgotten past reappears in the form of Libby, a teenage daughter who's trekked from Brooklyn with dreams of movie stardom. With Steffy, his sometime paramour at his side, Herb decides to take another stab at fatherhood and hopefully this time, get it right...


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"Terrific...sweet, dandy and touching...a mature, memorable play that brings joy to the season." - New York Post


"A finely tuned theatrical blend of hilarity, honesty, directly and deeply felt emotion. Go." - WCBS-TV


I Ought to be in Pictures opened on Broadway on April 3rd, 1980 under the direction of Herbert Ross.
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1m, 2f

LIBBY
STEFFY
HERB

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Neil Simon

Neil Simon

American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world. In addition toLost In Yonkers, which won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, his plays and musicals include Come Blow Your Horn, Little Me, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Sweet Charity, The Star-Spangled Girl, Plaza Suite, Promises, Promises, Last ... view full profile

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Tatiana Szpur 4/23/2013 6:52 AM
As always, Neil Simon finds a way to dig deep into humanity through his deceptively simple characters. Libby, a feisty nineteen year old girl who hitchhikes across America to "become a movie star," shows up at her father's California doorstep one morning and informs him that she plans to stay with him while settling down and pursuing her film career. The astonished Herb left his wife and children in Brooklyn nearly two decades ago, and knows nothing about fathering. The hurt Libby implores her father to provide an explanation for his decision to desert the family years ago, and the two quickly have enough fights and screaming matches to make up for Herb's sixteen-year absence. The play concludes with Libby admitting that she knows nothing about acting and has no desire to become an actress- the only reason she trekked 3,000 miles across the country was to meet her father. Neil Simon creates for us two characters that are so real they practically jump off the page. Underneath the play's humorous and witty dialogue is a touching observation about humanity and the lengths people will go to- literally in Libby’s case- to reconnect with family.

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