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Chamber Music - Short Play, Drama

Chamber Music

Arthur Kopit

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Short Play, Drama

2m, 8f

ISBN: 9780573621741

"Kopit's absurd logic is delightful and disturbing." - The Chicago Reader

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Description | Characters | Author | Reviews
$9.95
: Day the Whores Came Out to Play Tennis and Other Plays, The

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Description

Short Play

Drama

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - 1930s

Settings Of Play - A meeting room.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Cutting Approved for Competition, Competition or audition material

Interior Set

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

This strange meeting features The Woman in the Safari Outfit, the Woman in Armor (she has barracks language down pat, wears rusty armor, is called Joan of Arc and carries a big crucifix), the Woman with the Gavel, and others. The business at hand is how to attack the men's ward before they attack the women and devour them like cannibals? A ruse is needed so they kill the Aviatrix named Amelia Earhart. This exercise causes them to lose the strand of their thought and forget why they did it.


REVIEWS

"Kopit's absurd logic is delightful and disturbing." - The Chicago Reader

"There's a lot of laughter." - Orlando Sentinel

"An intriguing and still topical allegory." - The Chicago Tribune

Characters

CASTING

2m, 8f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

WOMAN WHO PLAYS RECORDS
WOMAN IN SAFARI OUTFIT
WOMAN WITH NOTEBOOK
GIRL IN GOSSAMER DRESS
WOMAN IN AVIATRIX'S OUTFIT
WOMAN IN QUEENLY SPANISH GARB
WOMAN IN ARMOR
WOMAN WITH GAVEL
MAN IN WHITE
HIS ASSISTANT
Author
Arthur Kopit

Arthur Kopit

Arthur Kopit (born May 10, 1937, New York, N.Y., U.S.), American playwright best known for Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad (1960). Subtitled “a pseudoclassical tragifarce in a bastard French tradition,” the play parodies the Theater of the Absurd, the Oedipus complex, and the conventions of avant-garde drama.Kopit attended Harvard University (A.B., 1959), ... view full profile

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Reviews
Pamela Galloway 11/10/2015 1:48 PM
Certainly something to consider if you're casting from a large female group.  There's humor and an unsettling conclusion.  For UIL OAP directors, it's something beyond Mary Girard yet with costumes and interesting characters.  Only 2 guys.
12/10/2014 8:33 AM
Samantha Bradshaw 12/30/2013 12:20 PM
Fantastic play for females as most of the cast are women. Great for teenagers and for character study. I would recommend this to A level standard upwards.

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