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Middle Aged White Guys - Full Length Play, Comedy

Middle Aged White Guys

Jane Martin

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573695070

"It's a hit." - Louisville Courier Journal

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Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - A dump. The present.


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Exterior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


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A laugh riot at Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival, this wild comedy is set at a toxic waste dump in the Midwest. Three brothers are there to toast the memory of R.V., wife to one and lover to the others, who committed suicide. Roy, the honorary mayor who is dressed as Lincoln to deliver the Gettysburg Address at Fourth of July celebrations, is worried because the town newspaper has revealed that the barrels he imports aren't "food additives" and because his wife now knows about his girlfriend. After brother Moon, a soldier of fortune who has been away killing third world people, talks Roy's wife out of shooting him, R.V. appears looking unchanged by twenty years of being dead. She says the men must march 600 miles to the Washington Monument, naked with a sign that reads "We're Sorry." When their recently deceased mother also appears to chastise them for their sins and for dispersing her ashes at Wendy's instead of Hardee's, the men know what they must do.


"It's a hit." - Louisville Courier Journal

"Using hilarious one liners like fastballs, the script throws one strike after another. Often you've barely had time to recover from one hearty laugh when, Wham!, you're cracking up again." - Lexington Herald Leader

Middle-Aged White Guys first appeared at Actors Theatre of Louisville as part of the 1995 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Directed by Jon Jory.



4m, 3f

ROY - the mayor, 48
CLEM - the businessman, 47
MOON - the mercenary, 46
R.V. - a forerunner, 25
MONA - a woman in transition, 40
KING - a messenger
MRS. MANNERING - mother to the brothers, 70

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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