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Leaving Tangier - Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

Leaving Tangier

David Johnston

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Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573629600

Cooper, an American expatriate poet, has traveled from Tangier to a rural Southern town with the ashes of Oswin Everett Pickett, a famous writer and notorious gay figure who had been living in northern Africa. Pickett's great nephew, a young man obsessed with the notorious man's works, urges Cooper to tell him about his deceased relative. Winner of the 28th Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival.

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$9.95
: Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 28th Series

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Dramatic Comedy

30 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - A graveyard in a rural Southern Town.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Scene work, Competition or audition material

Exterior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Winner of the 28th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival!
Cooper, an American expatriate poet, has traveled from Tangier to a rural Southern town with the ashes of Oswin Everett Pickett, a famous writer and notorious gay figure who had been living in northern Africa. Pickett left specific instructions that there be no religious observance when his ashes were returned to America, but his great niece and the local preacher are determined to give him a "good Methodist funeral". Pickett's great nephew, a young man obsessed with the notorious man's works, urges Cooper to tell him about his deceased relative. In return, Cooper suggests that the young man should come to Tangier with him. Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 28th Series.
Leaving Tangier was originally produced by Blue Coyote Tehater Group at the Abingdon Theater in New York Cit on May 22, 2003. It was directed by Gary Shrader.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

COOPER - early 40s, male, poet, teacher and translator who left America twenty years ago and now resides in Tangier; devoted to the memory of his friend, the writer Oswin Everett Pickett
ROSEMUND SNODDY (pronounced with hard "o") - early 30s female, very Southern; a fierce defender of her family and their good name
REVEREND DON BESTERMAN - male, any age, genial and unassuming; a born peacemaker
TAP SNODDY - late teens to early 20s, male, Rosemund's brother; eager, excitable and conflicted
Author
David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston’s plays have been performed and read at the New Group, Moving Arts, the Neighborhood Playhouse, HB Playwrights Foundation, Symphony Space, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. New York productions with Blue Coyote Theater Group include Conversations on Russian Literature, a new adaptation of The Oresteia (Time Out Best of 2007); Busted Jesus Comix (GLAAD nominee 2005, London, Los Angeles, ... view full profile

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