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Gun Play, A - Full Length Play, Drama

Gun Play, A

Yale M. Udoff

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Full Length Play, Drama

9m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573609695

"Mr. Udoff has a fine sense of comedy. His dialogue is often brilliant ... The result is dramatic Duck Soup with Pinter sauce ... Somewhere between Pinter and Jules Feiffer lies A Gun Play ... I enjoyed the madness." - Long Island Press

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$19.95
: Acting Edition

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Settings Of Play - A small club in a large American city.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes, Smoking

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

What's going on here? We're in a rathskeller of a fairly classy kind, with expensive wines, a wise maitre d' who knows how to wheedle his customers into ordering them, a waiter with hip boots up to his chin, and a clientele that includes beautiful belles, both with and without mercy. And especially one other: the young man who speaks calmly, in riddles, and who carries a violin case in which rests a baby-blue machine gun. And all the while the waters are rising elsewhere, the earth about to be flooded a second time. There is discotheque music, a fancy fashion show, film strips of past horrors, including Lon Chaney, Bela Ludgosi, Boris Karloff, and Dachau. And finally explosions of violence as the waters continue to rise.

REVIEWS

"Mr. Udoff has a fine sense of comedy. His dialogue is often brilliant ... The result is dramatic 'Duck Soup' with Pinter sauce ... Somewhere between Pinter and Jules Feiffer lies A GUN PLAY ... I enjoyed the madness." - Long Island Press 

“It’s as though Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf was staged by the Marx Brothers in Chock Full of Nuts...An intriguing play.” - ABC-TV


A Gun Play premiered at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City in October 1971 under the direction of Gene Frankel.

Characters

CASTING

9m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

STAN - in his early forties.
ORLANDO - in llis late forties.
WALLACE - in his late tioenties.
LITA - in lzer early twenties.
LINDEN - in lzis middle twenties.
JACK - in lzis early thirties.
NORMA - in her late forties.
GEORGE - in his early twenties.
MELINDA - in her early twenties.
FIRST MOTORCYCLE OFFICER
SECOND MOTORCYCLE OFFICER
FASHION MODEL
YOUNG GIRL
JOHNNI
RADIO V0ICE
Author

Yale M. Udoff

Mr. Udoff is a playwright and screenwriter. The NY Times said of his A GUN PLAY, which premiered at The Hartford Stage Company, directed by Paul Weidner, “Mr. Udoff is a discovery. It is clear he has a comic vision, verbal facility and a contemporary consciousness.” A new production followed @ New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre with Tony Musante and Gene Troobnick, directed by Gene Frankel. He has ... view full profile

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