Full Length Play
Time Period - 1970s
Settings Of Play - A secondary school and in a workingmen's club in Manchester, England.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
From Broadway, From West End
Taking the subject of comedy seriously, Comedians electrified Broadway audiences with its look at the ethics of getting a laugh in the world of stand-up comics. Students taking a night class for aspiring comedians work up their acts, perform and fail or succeed depending on whether or not they cater to the crass, philistine views of a talent agent.
"Intelligent, daring." - The New York Times
"A blistering drama that packs a punch." - New York Daily News"An irresistible serious comedy...as funny and painful as a play about comedians should be." - New York Post"Comedians does for comics what A Chorus Line does for dancers...a great work of comedy about comedy and the serious business of being funny." - NBC-TV
Comedians was first presented at The Music Box Theatre in New York City on November 28, 1976. It was directed by Mike Nichols.