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Gate, The - Short Play, Comedy

Gate, The

David L. Paterson

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Short Play, Comedy

2m, 1m or f

ISBN: 9780573625664

"Paterson creates stories bristling with character, texture and wit." - The Village Voice
John is killed in a traffic accident and finds himself at the Pearly Gates. Much to his surprise they are in the process of being painted.



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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

Comedy

Settings Of Play - An empty stage, painted all white, with alarge white iron gate at center.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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 The Gate, John is killed in a traffic accident and finds himself at the Pearly Gates. Much to his surprise they are in the process of being painted, and The Devil in various disguises is constantly trying to get through.

"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

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CASTING

2m, 1m or f

MEL - a portly, nondescript fella dressed in white coveralls
JOHN - a "yuppie" wearing only one shoe
PIZZABOY/GRANNY/UPS GUY - the Devil in disguise
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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