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Made in Bangkok - Full Length Play, Comedy

Made in Bangkok

Anthony Minghella

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Full Length Play, Comedy

7m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573691614

by Anthony Minghella
"The best new English play since Benefactors. It asks all the right questions while managing also to be a bittersweet comedy about impossible sexual differences." - Punch

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$8.95
: Acting Edition

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Time Period - Contemporary, 1980s

Settings Of Play - Bangkok, Thailand; the present.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Written by the late writer/director of many cinematic hits including The English Patient, this play explores British imperialism and the exploitation of indiginous culture focussing on five English tourists in Bangkok.
"The best new English play since Benefactors. It asks all the right questions while managing also to be a bittersweet comedy about impossible sexual differences." -Punch

"Under a deceptively comic surface, Anthony Minghella's play offers a dark and troubled view of both Eastern and Western values."- London Guardian

"An extremely funny play but also a scathing indictment of our so called civilized society." - Time Out

"Strong, brave, uncomfortable, provocative." - London City Limits

UK Premier: Aldwych Theatre on March 18, 1986. Comissioned and presented by Michael Codron, and directed by Michal Blakemore.
American Premier: Mark Taper Forum on March 13, 1988. Directed by Robert Egan.
Characters

CASTING

7m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

ADRIAN WEST - Owner of a chain of boutiques, 40s.
GARY ALEXANDER - His assistant, early 20s.
STEPHEN BRITTER - A junior executive of a multinational computer firm, early 30s.
FRANCES BRITTER - Stephen's wife, early 30s.
EDWARD GOVER - A dentist working for the World Health Organisation in Hong Kong, mid-30s.
THAI ARMY OFFICER
NET - A hotel worker.
COURIER
TWO MAIDS
WAITER
FACTORY OWNER
MINNA
MALEE
WAITRESS
HARRY - A massage oarkour proprietor.
TWO MASSAGE PARLOUR GIRLS
SHEILA

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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