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One Last Time - Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

One Last Time

David L. Paterson

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Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

2m or f

ISBN: 9780573625664

"Paterson creates stories bristling with character, texture and wit." - The Village Voice
James is putting out the trash when he sees Allen, a man he assumes has come to the funeral service that is about to take place. But Allen wants to enquire about a different funeral service for his unconventional yet beloved "only real friend."

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$9.95
: Blonde and Other Distractions, The

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with other plays in collection


Description

Short Play

Dramatic Comedy

10 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - The back alley of a funeral home

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Scene work

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre

One of Paterson's celebrated shorts from his collection, The Blonde and Other Slight Distractions. Perfect for scene studies, two person auditions, scene nights and showcases, providing a wide variety of characters both humorous and thought provoking. In One Last Time, James is putting out the trash when he sees Allen, a man he assumes has come to the funeral service that is about to take place. But Allen wants to enquire about a different funeral service for his unconventional yet beloved "only real friend."

"Paterson creates stories bristling with character, texture and wit." - The Village Voice

"Intelligent, funny dialogues" - Time Out New York

"Rewards in abundance" - The New York Times

Characters

CASTING

2m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Cross gender casting

CASTING NOTES

The genders of the two characters can be altered for casting purposes.

ALLEN/ELLEN - late twenties or thirties, wears ill-fitting clothes, has some type of developmental problems
JAMES/JANET - smartly dressed
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
David L. Paterson

David L. Paterson

An Award-winning playwright and screenwriter, David has penned over two-dozen plays, 15 of which are published through Samuel French, Inc. His works have been performed on Broadway, Off Broadway and throughout the world. He is the only playwright ever to have three plays premiere on the New York City stage in one month. David was a Sundance New Play finalist, a two-time finalist for ATL’s ... view full profile

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