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In the Cemetery - Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

In the Cemetery

Anton Chekhov, Michael Hardstark

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Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m

ISBN: 9780573693977

Based on In the Cemetery by Anton Chekhov
"The combination of silly comedy and deep pathos is quite astonishing." - New York Daily News
Set in a Jewish cemetery, this poignant and funny play is about a harried young businessman who has hired a rabbi to say prayers over his father's grave.

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$8.95
: Last Laugh, The

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Dramatic Comedy

Adaptations (Literature)

30 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Late afternoon. A cemetery somewhere in Queens, NY.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Exterior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups

Set in a Jewish cemetery, this poignant and funny play is about a harried young businessman who has hired a rabbi to say prayers over his father's grave. They meet an out of work actor who is paying his respects at the grave of a Yiddish theatre star. The actor thinks of the star as a father figure, but he blames him for the failure of his career. The businessman also has unresolved resentments. Together, they come to terms with their hostilities. Published with The Cure in The Last Laugh.

"The combination of silly comedy and deep pathos is quite astonishing." - New York Daily News
In the Cemetery was presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre in New York City in June 13, 1992. It was directed by Lou Jacob.
Characters

CASTING

3m

PERRY SHURR - a young man in his mid-30s
REB SCHULLER - an old man in his 70s
THE ACTOR - a man in his mid-40s
Author(s)

Michael Hardstark

Michael Hardstark's plays have had numerous productions and readings in theatres throughout the country, including the 92nd Street Y in New York City, the Arizona Jewish Repertory Theatre, the Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles, with Alfred Molina and Harold Gould, the Prescott Arts Center, Prescott, Arizona and the Neapolitans Theatre Company in Chicago.His play, Adventures In Sleepyland, was ... view full profile

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