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Below the Belt - Full Length Play, Comedy

Below the Belt

Richard Dresser

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m

ISBN: 9780573696305

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - The play takes place in an industrial compound in a distant land.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

Judd Hirsch starred in this hilarious Off Broadway comedy set in a soulless corporate world. Dobbitt has been posted to a dismal distant place, a grim industrial compound that uncomfortably resembles a prison where his quarters have bunks (one freezing cold and the other boiling hot), a table, and an ancient typewriter. He is a checker; he checks though he has no idea what is being made with an irascible coworker who has been in this place for years. Their inept boss possesses a singular talent for fomenting dissent. The comic interplay among these men, one bullying and truculent, one ambitious and evasive, and the third a trembling mass of insecurity and arrogance is irresistibly funny. As they comically maneuver in their pointless quest for status, sinister little animals encroach on the compound.
"Gloriously funny but also wickedly insightful, [this] bright new play... is never short of laugh lines... Lurking beneath the almost farcical hilarity is a bundle of 20th century angst... The jokes are beautifully in place, permitting the three gorgeously combative figures to emerge." - The New York Post
Characters

CASTING

3m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Male

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

HANRAHAN - a man
DOBBITT - a man
MERKIN - a man
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Richard Dresser

Richard Dresser

Richard Dresser's plays include Below the Belt and Gun-Shy, both of which moved from Actors Theatre of Louisville Off-Broadway and on to regional productions. Other Actors Theatre of Louisville plays include What Are You Afraid Of?, set in the front seat of a car, Alone at the Beach and Wonderful World. Rounding Third appeared Off-Broadway and has had many regional productions. His trilogy of ... view full profile

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