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Accidents Happen (Collection) - Collection / Anthology, Comedy

Accidents Happen (Collection)

J. Michael DeAngelis, Pete Barry, John P. Dowgin

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Collection / Anthology, Comedy

ISBN: 9780573698644

Winner! 2009 NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Production of an Original Play

Seven of The Porch Room's best short plays collected together into an evening of comedy that proves that no matter what you plan for - accidents happen.

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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with other plays in collection


Description

Collection / Anthology

Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Local Celebrity Cameo, Physical Comedy, Stage Combat

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Drugs, Gun Shots, Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Winner! 2009 NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Production of an Original Play

Seven of The Porch Room's best short plays collected together into an evening of comedy that proves that no matter what you plan for - accidents happen.

Shorts include:
Accidents Happen - Please be aware of all safety procedures and take note of the emergency exits.

Nine Point Eight Meters Per Second Per Second - Balthazar Kent, ejected from an airplane, tries to regain control of his life through his cellphone.

Reunion Special - A desperate former child actor reunites with his now adult co-stars at a funeral.

The Clive Way - A motivational speaker mistakenly tries to empower a group of newly rehabilitated anger-management patients.

Hangman - A budding teenage philosopher-scientist searches for the truth by experimenting on his friend with a hallucinogenic cocktail.

Tricks of the Trade - Ralph teaches Eddie how to sell your soul for success.

The Banderscott - An infomercial marketer is pitched an astonishing product.

The shorts can be performed together as a full-length show or on their own as one acts.

Accidents Happen was first produced in full at The Circle Players in Piscataway, New Jersey on July 11, 2008. The performances were directed by the authors.
Characters

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Local Celebrity Cameo, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author(s)
J. Michael  DeAngelis

J. Michael DeAngelis

J. Michael DeAngelis is a writer, actor, and director. His short play, Drop (co-written with Pete Barry), was a winner of the 34th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. He has written or co-written the plays Antony & Cleopatra: Infinite Lives, X/Y, Signs from God, Deep Fried Everything and the anthology eveningm Accidents Happen, which features his shorts Reunion Special and ... view full profile

Pete Barry

Pete Barry

Pete Barry is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, actor, director and musician. His short plays have been published in numerous collections, including Accidents Happen  and Eric Lane's anthology Shorter, Faster, Funnier. Accidents Happen is published by Samuel French and won the 2009 NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Production of an Original Play. His screenplay 10 Crimes in 2 Hours was a ... view full profile

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