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Long Way Go Down - Full Length Play, Drama

Long Way Go Down

Zayd Dohrn

Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573706035

"When was the last time a play made you jump in your seat? Theater can be a difficult medium for suspense, but Long Way Go Downshows how effective a live thriller can be. Dohrn writes fantastic dialogue, masterfully balancing grit and humor. Brutal, funny, powerful." - Time Out Chicago

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - An apartment building, a public phone, a safehouse outside of Phoenix, the cab of a semi truck, the desert.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

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

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

A young Mexican couple is trapped at a way station when they can’t pay off their debts to the American coyotes who smuggled them across the border.

REVIEWS

"When was the last time a play made you jump in your seat? Theater can be a difficult medium for suspense, but Long Way Go Down shows how effective a live thriller can be. Dohrn writes fantastic dialogue, masterfully balancing grit and humor. Brutal, funny, powerful." - Time Out Chicago, Read More 

"The stakes feel dangerously real in Long Way Go Down [...] Dohrn creates fully formed characters and sustains powerful tension between them as alliances shift depending on the moment." - Chicago Tribune, Read More 

"Beautifully plotted [...] glitters with brilliant and amusing detail [...] too thoughtful a play to be praised merely for its thrills and suspense. Yet it's a fun ride." - Dallas Morning News, Read More 


Check out these photos from the Jackalope Theatre's production of Long Way Go Down in November 2012.


Long Way Go Down premiered at the Kitchen Dog Theatre in Dallas, TX in June 2010 under the direction of Chris Carlos.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)

BILLY - 40’s, an American trucker.
CHRIS - 20’s, his son.
NINI and VIOLETTA - 20’s, two Mexican illegals.
The VOICE of an older woman.
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Author
Zayd Dohrn

Zayd Dohrn

Zayd Dohrn was born and raised in New York City. His full-length plays include Outside People (The Vineyard Theatre/Naked Angels), Reborning (The Public/SPF), and Sick (Kitchen Dog) - all published by Samuel French - as well as Want (Steppenwolf First Look). His work has been produced and developed at Playwrights Horizons, Theatre for One, MTC, Ars Nova, South Coast Rep, Boston Playwrights’, New ... view full profile

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