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Don't Call Back - Full Length Play, Drama

Don't Call Back

Russell O'Neil

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Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573608315

"I had, before the middle of act one, worked myself into a nice little state of bone chilling nervousness." - WWD

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - Spring. The living room of a duplex apartment on Park Avenue in New York City.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

This thriller contains all the necessary ingredients of tension and intrigue. The story begins with the return home of a famous actress and TV personality Miriam Croydon who discovers her pampered son is harboring three new ghetto friends wanted for murder. The trio a black, a Puerto Rican, and an emotionally retarded white plan hiding out until they're forgotten. Meantime, holding Miriam and her secretary, hostage, they search in vain for stories in the newspapers and on television. The discovery of money and a gun in the apartment adds a new and uglier dimension involving kidnapping, ransom, and hijacking and a chance for the gang to make it big.

"I had, before the middle of act one, worked myself into a nice little state of bone chilling nervousness." - WWD
Don't Call Back first appeared at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York City on March 18th, 1975. It was directed by Len Cariou.
Characters

CASTING

5m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Features Teens, Multicultural casting

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MIRIAM CROYDON - an actress and television personality. She is forty-five, beautiful, poised, warm, outgoing and strong. In her private life, as well as in her public life, she is appealing to almost everyone.
JASON - Miriam's teenaged son. He is brilliant, cerebral and physically attractive. Just beneat the controlled exterior, there is a very nervous quality.
CLARENCE - black, handsome, utterly physical, eighteen. Although he is playing "leader," there is a desperate quality about him. He is constantly afraid that Miriam will outwit him. His answer to this problem is violence.
TRUCKER - he is a stocky, almost arrogant Puerto Rican. Although he is part of the gange, he realized that his Hispanicness makes him unique. He is about seventeen.
CROWBAR - white and a loner. He is unique without quite knowing it. He has spent the last seven years (since he was ten) living in abandoned buildings. As a result, he is crudely aloof from all the others.
CLAIRE - Miriam's secretary, confidant and friendly. She is attractive and in her thirties.
GREG - Miriam's current leading man. He is about Miriam's age, conceivably a bit younger. He is modestly handsome, virile and sufficiently rugged that the suggestion of an affair between him and Miriam is believable.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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