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Heaven Help Me - Full Length Play, Comedy

Heaven Help Me

Joe Simonelli

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573696824

"Simonelli really knows his characters and he writes in a way which really gets to people. The play is very amusing, but it is also very touching." - Asbury Park Press

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$8.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
: Stage Manager

Minimum Fee: $100 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Fantasy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Special Effects

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Gun Shots, Mild Adult Themes, Open Flame

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Perry nomination/best original play 2002

The three Holloway bothers have a real problem. Their string of casual restaurants is failing, youngest, black sheep brother Rollie owes money to every bookie in town, and they need to sell the family beach house to recapitalize the business. The only problem is that their deceased fourth brother Fred is haunting the place and won't vacate!

"Simonelli really knows his characters and he writes in a way which really gets to people. The play is very amusing, but it is also very touching." - Asbury Park Press

"A touching comedy/fantasy that displays bothwit and charm. Go see it now!" - Joe Franklin, Bloomberg Radio

First avenue Playhouse - Atlantic Highlands NJ - 2002

Characters

CASTING

4m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

ROLLIE - (30-40) Youngest 'black sheep' sibling.

RITA - (25-35) Rollies latest flame. A naive blond with a heart of gold.

SAM - (40-50) Oldest sibling. Sentimental and stoical.

KEVIN - (35-45) Middle sibling and family accountant.

FRED (40-50) Oldest deceased brother who haunts the family beach house.

MARTHA (40 -50) Fred's no-nonsence widow.

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Joe Simonelli

Joe Simonelli

Joe Simonelli has been writing and performing in plays since 2000. He has a B.S. in management from St. Francis College. He was exposed to Broadway theatre at an early young age and is also a musician, following in the footsteps of his father who had a popular wedding Orchestra in Brooklyn. He currently resides in Staten Island, New York. view full profile

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Kristine L. Bauske [W,B,H] Maize And Blue, LLC 5/6/2015 10:30 AM
Our audiences loved every minute.  Highly recommend for everyone!

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