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Women Behind Bars - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Women Behind Bars

Tom Eyen

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

1m, 9f

ISBN: 9780573618130

"Sex is rampant and comically cheerful!... A delirious evening of Grade-A tomfoolery!"-The New York Times

"Hysterically, paradoxically, fascinatingly, diabolically funny!"-New York Daily News

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

Experimental

90 minutes

Time Period - 1950s

Settings Of Play - The Women's House of Detention in Greenwich Village, USA. New Year's Eve 1952 to New Year's Eve 1959.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

In this hilarious satire on B-movies of the 1950's, Mary Eleanor, an innocent duped into crime, lands in the Greenwich Village Woman's House of Detention, presided over by a massive matron with a taste for sadism and female flesh as our heroine, now Caged in the Big House, learns about life The Hard Way.

REVIEWS

"Sex is rampant and comically cheerful!... A delirious evening of Grade-A tomfoolery! - The New York Times

"Hysterically, paradoxically, fascinatingly, diabolically funny!" - New York Daily News

FEE: $75 per performance.


Women Behind Bars premiered at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York CIty in May 1975 under the direction of Ron Link.

Characters

CASTING

1m, 9f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

THE MATRON - The evil that men are.
LOUISE - Everyone hates Louise including Louise.
BLANCHE - A butterfly waiting for her Streetcar.
JO-JO - Harlem's answer to Edward G. Robinson.
CHERI - The big blonde. Her morals were low, but her price was high.
GRANNY (SARAH LEE CROCKER) - The religious old lady with a chip on her tongue. (Also plays warden)
GLORIA - A real Camel girl. She'll walk a mile to the chair.
ADA - Too much speed has slowed her down.
GUADALUPE - San Juan's greatest export.
MARY-ELEANOR - The innocent destroyed by the system.

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