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Academia Nuts - Full Length Play, Comedy

Academia Nuts

Gregg Kreutz

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Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573695513

"Double over with laughter funny." -WSTV/WRKY

Professor Peter Smedforson lives in a quiet New England college town, in the former home of poet E.R. Lennox whose writings are the subject of his scholarly life's work. Reclusive Peter finds his sedate life is suddenly turned upside down when he is …

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - The set is the living room in Professor Peter Smedforson's nineteenth century house. Once elegant, it is now cluttered with professorial accumulations--statues, notebooks, paintings, file cabinets, and books--plenty of books; some on shelves, some in stac

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Physical Comedy

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Professor Peter Smedforson lives in a quiet New England college town, in the former home of poet E.R. Lennox whose writings are the subject of his scholarly life's work. Reclusive Peter finds his sedate life is suddenly turned upside down when he is invaded by Tammi, a free spirit from Atlantic City whose luck has run out, by Judith, another Lennox scholar determined to unearth a lost manuscript in his home, and by Stuart, Judith's reprehensible ex-husband who is trying to beat her to the manuscript. Peter is confronted with house breakers, mistaken identities, hide and seek chases and unexpected romance. Laughter abounds as Tammi Life won't leave me alone and Peter Life? Sorry, I'm busy find each other amid the chaos created by the manuscript hunting rivals. The discovery of the manuscript and the revelation of its surprising secret provide a hilarious climax to this urbane and quick witted comedy by the author of the popular farce Bottoms Up!
"Double over with laughter funny." - WSTV/WRKY

"Take a couple of stodgy academics, add one pseudo-academic/wild child and one down-to-earth--or maybe "earthy" is the better description--topless dancer, and you have the makings of a hilarious little comedy called "Academia Nuts." - Jennifer Brummett, Advocate Messenger

Academia Nuts first premiered on July 28, 1994 at the Brooke Hill’s Playhouse in Wellsburg, West virgina under the direction of Gregg Kreutz. 
Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

The age of the cast can be anywhere from late twenties to late forties. Tammi is a down-on-her-luck party girl from Atlantic City, Judith is a prim and proper scholar, Stewart is a desperate striver after academic glory, and Peter has let his obsession fo

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

TAMMI – A free spirit on the run from her Atlantic City legal troubles. She has a slight southern accent 
JUDITH PIXNER – An up-and-coming literary scholar. Prim, proper, and poised for the academic brass ring.
STEWART – Judith’s ex-husband. A man exploring the outer reaches of shamlessness.
PETER SMEDFORSON – Well-established, highly published college professor. Strong on twentieth century American poetry, weak on real life. 
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Gregg Kreutz

Gregg Kreutz

Gregg Kreutz has written three full length plays that are published by Samuel French. They have been and continue to be performed world wide, and one of them - Bottoms Up!-  has been translated into (of all things) Dutch. In addition, his ten-minute play Floore' has been published in Smith & Kraus’ anthology, The Best 10 Minute Plays of 2006. Mr. Kreutz is also an award winning painter ... view full profile

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Reviews
Karen Cross 3/15/2016 11:42 AM
Really enjoyed this comedy. Though somewhat predictable, it doesn't matter. The dialogue flows and the characters are well developed. The key character in this script is Tammi; the actor that plays the role needs to be strong and experienced in comedy. Very charming story with sprinkled with plenty of laughs.

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