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Marlon Brando Sat Right Here - Full Length Play, Comedy

Marlon Brando Sat Right Here

Louis LaRusso II

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Full Length Play, Comedy

11m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573612909

This fun comedy full of colorful characters fearures a failed singer as he attempts to win back the love of his life in 1950's Hoboken.

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$8.95
: Acting Edition

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Time Period - 1950s

Settings Of Play - Spring of 1955 in Hoboken, NJ.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

It is 1955 at Gracie's restaurant in Hoboken which is frequented by Italian American longshoremen. The year before Marlon Brando came to Hoboken to shoot "On the Waterfront" but that glamorous time is gone forever. The regulars at Gracie's are adrift with failed hopes. The story revolves around Beep ity Beep, a sour, failed singer who wants to reclaim Gracie's affections. He loved and lost her eighteen years before. Their relationship is complicated by a double murder and a secret Gracie has kept all these years. Excellent character roles for the entire cast as all are colorful types.
Boltax Theatre in NYC. Directed by Mr. Sorvino
Characters

CASTING

11m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Parts for Senior Actors

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

GRACE - Nearing 40; attractive; bleached blonde; tough front.
RICHIE - Almost 18; a highschool senior; dark haired with gentle manners.
TRUCKY - Mid-50s; the union delegate; fancy dresser; light haired Italian.
LARRY - Trucky's son; late teens; tall and good looking; reserved.
BEEP-ITY-BEEP - 40 years old; a longshoreman; getting gray. A man without dreams.
NICK THE CRIPPLE - 40; a police detective with a severe limp.
FAT THE MISER - Almost 60; big, fat, tough guy.
MAMMA POLLYNOSE - Early 50s; very outspoken and full of life.
E.B. - The local hobo; afflicted with a terrible illness.
SIBBY - Hairdresser from around the corner; thin elflike man of Italia descent.
NUNZIE CLARK GABLE - A fruit peddler; large man in his early 30s.
GOMP - 35; tall, heavy-set sinister man; a bookie.
SONNY SWAG - 25; a well-liked thief and longshoreman.

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Louis LaRusso II

Louis LaRusso II

Louis LaRusso II, (1936-2003) a native of Hoboken, wrote scores of plays. About two dozen of them chronicled working-class life in his hometown, starting with Beginnings, which recalled his grandparents' arrival at the house that became his own home. Among his work was Lamppost Reunion, which won Tony and Drama Desk nominations for best play in 1976. Other plays produced on Broadway were ... view full profile

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Reviews
Joanna Mcevoy 1/13/2015 10:42 AM
Wonderful portrayals of blue collar dock workers in all their flawed glory.  Brings forth powerful emotions  as one lives through each characters vivid hopes,dreams and fears.  Funny yet poignant, very real and ultimately hopeful.

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