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Masterpiece of Comic...Timing!, A - Full Length Play, Comedy

Masterpiece of Comic...Timing!, A

Robert Caisley

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573705519

"There are lots of jokes in this play that make up all of the crazy action going on on stage...When it all comes to an end, the audience is still laughing uproariously." - Davis Enterprise

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce

Time Period - 1960s

Settings Of Play - The Royal Palms Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona, 1963

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Strong Language

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

New York producer Jerry Cobb has invited wunderkind playwright Nebraska Jones for an all-expense-paid trip to paradise. Cobb has invested all his money commissioning Jones’ next play, which he believes will eclipse his Broadway debut – hailed by critics as a “masterpiece of comic timing.” Banking on Jones’ reputation and momentum, Cobb is disheartened to find his playwright suffering from a severe case of depression: he’s morose; he won’t eat; he can’t write – in fact all he wants to do is drink Cobb’s bourbon and sleep all day in the $250-per-night luxury room, at Cobb’s considerable expense. Right-hand man, Charlie Bascher, is charged with keeping the kid at the typewriter, distracting him from the booze, and figuring out the cause of his distemper. 

What happens when you’ve paid for the next hit comedy, but what’s coming out of the typewriter is tragedy? In this “vintage” screwball comedy skewering an artistic life in the theatre, the line between comedy and drama comes under hilarious scrutiny and is found to be much narrower – and sillier – than you’d think.

REVIEWS 

"There are lots of jokes in this play that make up all of the crazy action going on on stage... When it all comes to an end, the audience is still laughing uproariously." - Davis Enterprise, Read More


A Masterpiece of Comic...Timing premiered at B Street Theatre in Sacramento, CA in March 2016 under the direction of Buck Busfield.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

JERRY COBB - a producer
CHARLIE BASCHER - his eager assistant
DANNY “NEBRASKA” JONES - a neurotic writer
NOLA HART - Danny’s ex
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Author
Robert Caisley

Robert Caisley

Robert Caisley is Associate Professor of Theatre & Film, and Head of the Dramatic Writing Program at the University of Idaho. He was named the 2011 Blaine Quarnstrom Visiting Playwright at the University of Southern Mississippi. His play Happy, presented at the 2011 National New Play Network (NNPN) Annual Showcase of New Plays, was a Finalist this year for both the Eugene O’Neill Theatre ... view full profile

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