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Criminal Hearts - Full Length Play, Comedy

Criminal Hearts

Jane Martin

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Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573693793

"Loads of fun... Wonderful farcical comedy." - Detroit News

In total darkness, a burglar breaks into Ata's apartment. She wakes and claims to have a gun. The burglar turns on a light revealing a luxury apartment totally denuded of furniture. Ata has been cleaned out by her lawyer husband. In revenge for his p…

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The bedroom of an expensive condo in Chicago. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TAGS

Love, Marriage

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre

In total darkness, a burglar breaks into Ata's apartment. She wakes and claims to have a gun. The burglar turns on a light revealing a luxury apartment totally denuded of furniture. Ata has been cleaned out by her lawyer husband. In revenge for his philandering, she slept with his best friend and he took all of the furniture in his rage. The burglar, actually a female grifter, and Ata join forces to take the husband for everything. The grifter and her male partner have lost their "shimmy," the woman who pretends to the mark to have been victimized, and it is clear that Ata would make an excellent replacement. She eventually agrees and embarks on a life of crime. Fans of the author's Talking With, Vital Signs, Cementville, and What Mama Don't Know will delight in the quirky humor of this cross between Thelma and Louise and The Grifters.
"Loads of fun... Wonderful farcical comedy." - Detroit News
Criminal Hearts premiered at The Theatre Company in Detroit, Michigan on April 24, 1992 and was directed by David L. Regal.
Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

ATA – A romantic agoraphobic in her mid-30s, is in a lot of trouble
BO – A grafter in good times, a burglar in bad. Truth is the least of her worries, 32-40
ROBBIE – Bo’s Getaway man, has a low-down sex appeal and loves malt balls, 28-33
WIB – A man in the worst sense of the word, 38-45
MRS. CARNAHAN – An offstage voice, 50-60
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Jane Martin

Jane Martin, a Kentuckian, first came to national attention for Talking With, a collection of monologues premiering in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 1982 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Since its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in 1982, Talking With has been performed around the world, winning the Best Foreign Play of the Year Award in Germany from Theatre Heute magazine. Her ... view full profile

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