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Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, The

David Rabe

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Full Length Play, Drama

19m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573605871

"It's one of the most moving pieces of theatre I've seen." - WABC TV

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Time Period - 1960s

Settings Of Play - The United States Army, 1965 - 1967

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Drugs, Gun Shots, Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language

TAGS

Death, War

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

Winner! 1971 Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Playwright
On Broadway with Al Pacino in the title role, this drama continues the series of "Vietnam Plays" by the author of Sticks and Bones and Streamers. A born loser gets drafted into the Army. Pavlo is not very bright. He gets high, then drag races into a cop car. His fecklessness antagonizes his superiors and gets him beaten by his bunk mates. Pavlo next tries suicide with 100 aspirins, but even at this he is unsuccessful. Oblivious, Pavlo marches to war and meets his ultimate, preordained destiny: death.

REVIEWS

"Pavlo Hummel is an abstracted existentialist scream of pain at the horror of war and the nearness of death...An abrasive, honest play well worth seeing." - The New York Times 

"It's one of the most moving pieces of theatre I've seen." - WABC TV


The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel premiered at The Public Theatre in May 1971 under the direction of Jeff Bleckner.

Characters

CASTING

19m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Asian Actor(s), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Additional soldiers and Vietnamese people in ensemble.

PAVLO
YEN
ARDELL
SGT. TOWER
CAPTAIN
KRESS
PARKER
PIERCE
CORPORAL
GRENNEL
HINKLE
BURNS
HENDRIX
RYAN
MICKEY
MRS. SORRENTING
MRS. HUMMEL
JONES
MAMASAN
BRISBEY
SGT. WALL
PARHAM

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