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Blonde and Other Slight Distractions, The - Collection / Anthology, Comedy

Blonde and Other Slight Distractions, The

David L. Paterson

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Collection / Anthology, Comedy

3m, 2f, 3m or f

ISBN: 9780573625664

"Paterson creates stories bristling with character, texture and wit." - The Village Voice
"Intelligent, funny dialogues" - Time Out NY
"Rewards in abundance" - The New York Times

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$9.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
: Stage Manager
$9.99
ePlay

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with companion piece


Description

Collection / Anthology

Comedy

75 Minutes

Time Period - Present Day

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

A great collection of shorts by Paterson, these award winning one-acts are perfect for scene studies, two person auditions, scene nights and showcases, providing a wide variety of characters both humorous and thought provoking. A kid-napping gone awry, two distant brothers try to reconnect, a pair of lovers face a daunting family holiday, a smarmy stockholder tries to charm his way into heaven, a friend is forced to bury a friend, and siblings seeking an amicable divorce completes this theatrical compilation. Titles included in this collection:
The Blonde(1m, 1f)
Thanksgetting (2 characters, m/f)
Final Approach (2 characters, m/f)
Closure (3 characters m/f)
One Last Time (2 characters, m/f)
The Gate (2m, 1m/f)

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

"Intelligent, funny dialogues" - Time Out NY

"Rewards in abundance" - The New York Times

Blue Heron Theatre 2004
Characters

CASTING

3m, 2f, 3m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting

CASTING NOTES

Parts for up to 15 actors

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

The Blonde
EDDIE
GLORIA

Thanksgetting
JIM/JAIME
ALLEN/ALEX

Final Approach
KATE/KYLE
STEPHANIE/sTEVE

Closure
DOUG/DANA
SCOTT/SARA
WAITER/WAITRESS

One Last Time
ALLEN/ELLEN
JAMES/JANET

The Gate
JOHN
MEL
PIZZA BOY/GRANNY/UPS GUY
Rental Materials

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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