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Cure, The - Short Play, Comedy

Cure, The

Michael Hardstark

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Short Play, Comedy

4m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573693977

Based on A Cure for Drinking by Anton Chekhov.
"Delightfully frenetic bon bon." - New York Times
"Extremely funny." - New York Daily News
Set in a theatre dressing room in turn of the century Cleveland, this frenetic farce is about the efforts of a troupe of Yiddish actors to sober up Yossel Terrifimenschsky, a great star and a hopeless drunk.

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: Last Laugh, The

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Farce

30 minutes

Time Period - 1900-1910

Settings Of Play - A evening in May. Backstage dressing room of the Grand Palace Theatre. 1908.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Physical Comedy

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Set in a theatre dressing room in turn of the century Cleveland, this frenetic farce is about the efforts of a troupe of Yiddish actors to sober up Yossel Terrifimenschsky, a great star and a hopeless drunk. A young actor claims he knows a sure fire cure for drunkenness. He will help them out if they will present his realist drama The Kesslers of Hester Street. Published with The Cemetery in The Last Laugh.

"Delightfully frenetic bon bon." - New York Times

"Extremely funny." - New York Daily News

The Cure was presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre in New York City on June 13, 1992. It was directed by Lou Jacob.
Characters

CASTING

4m, 1f

"PROFESSOR" LEO BRODER - actor/manager of the Grand Palace Theatre
MORRIS BRODER - prompter/bookkeeper for the Grand Palace Theatre
BELLA BRODER - wife of Leo Broder and the leading lady
SIMCHA GUBERNICK - shoemaker and aspiring actor/playwright
YOSSEL TERRIFIMENSCHSKY - comic star of the Yiddish Theatre
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

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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