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Widows and Children First! - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Widows and Children First!

Harvey Fierstein

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573603099

Part Three of the Torch Song Trilogy.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play -

Occurs five years after the action of Fugue in a Nursery. Arnold's apartment, 7 a.m. on a Thursday in June and a park bench.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre

Arnold and Ed "adopt" a 15 year-old boy and receive a visit from Mrs. Beckoff, Arnold's Jewish mother. The story of Arnold and Ed, their lovers, and families, Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy plays have been hits in New York, San Francisco, Johannesburg, and around the world.
Widows and Children First! premiered at La Mama E.T.C. on October 25, 1979 and was directed by Eric Concklin.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 1f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

ED REISS - Forty, handsome, with a disarming boyish charm and innocence.
DAVID - Fifteen going on thity, a wonderfully bright and handsome boy.
ARNOLD - Thirties, witty, personable, and pleasant in appearance.
MRS. BECKOFF - Arnold's mother, sixty-ish, a real Jewish mother, a fighter.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein made his professional acting debut at La Mama ETC in 1971 in Andy Warhol's only play, Pork. He followed that with appearances in more than 60 Off-Off-Broadway productions before he began his career as a playwright. Early works like Flatbush Tosca and Cobra Jewels led to his underground hit, Torch Song Trilogy, which transferred Off-Broadway in 1981, and then to Broadway in 1982, ... view full profile

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