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Flemming (An American Thriller) - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Flemming (An American Thriller)

Sam Bobrick

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

5m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573662485

Bored by his privileged but mundane life, Henry Flemming sells his lucrative brokerage firm to become a detective. The play is a spoof of the film noir thrillers from the 1940's and 50's.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

Adventure, Mystery/Thriller, Parody / Spoof

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - TIME: The present.

PLACE: The entire play takes place in the living room of the Flemming's well-to-do large suburban home in Westport, Connecticut.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes

CAUTIONS

Gun Shots

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Bored by his privileged, but mundane life, Henry Flemming sells his lucrative brokerage firm to become a detective.

On his very first case, and to the horror of his wife, Karen, and his two crazy neighbors, Suzy and Stan, the Flemming living room begins to fill up with dead bodies. Karen is further annoyed when one of them turns out to be her father. Even though Henry keeps showing up at home every day more disheveled and beaten up, he couldn't be happier. Henry is convinced he's found his life's work and Westport, Connecticut is safer for it.

The play is a spoof of the film noir thrillers from the 1940's and 50's.

Characters

CASTING

5m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

HENRY FLEMMING - Our hero. An unassumming man in his mid-forties.
KAREN FLEMMING - Henry's wife. In her late thirties.
STAN SPENCER - The Flemming's pain-in-the-neck neighbor. Mid-forties.
SUZY SPENCER - Stan's long suffering wife. Mid-thirties.
WALTER LARSEN - Karen's father. In his mid-sixties.
LIEUTENANT DAVIS - A plainclothes cop. In his late thirties.
MISS HAVENHURST - A sweet young thing who's had a tough life. Late-twenties.
VITO MARDIGIAN - A tough, threatening hoodlum. In his late thirties.

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Sam Bobrick

Sam Bobrick

Sam Bobrick has written and co-written over forty plays, most of them performed throughout the world, which include: Norman, Is That You?, Murder at the Howard Johnson's, Weekend Comedy, Remember Me?, Death in England, Passengers, Are You Sure?, Baggage, Getting Sara Married, The Spider or the Fly, and - without William Shakespeare’s blessing - Hamlet II (Better Than The Original). Twenty-one of ... view full profile

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