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Four Little Words - Short Play, Comedy

Four Little Words

Edward Finnegan

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Short Play, Comedy

3m, 10f

ISBN: 9780874408843

Douglas Fidgit, Broadway producer, is seeking an actress for a one-line part. Actresses storm his office. They range from a fading First Lady of the Theatre to a forlorn little person who speaks a strange language...

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Farce

30 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - Office of Douglas Fidgit, director of Fidgit Productions. The present.

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Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

Douglas Fidgit, Broadway producer, is seeking an actress for a one-line part. Actresses storm his office. They range from a fading First Lady of the Theatre to a forlorn little person who speaks a strange language. They give their own interpretations of the four little words, "Your taxicab is waiting," leaving Mr. Fidgit on the verge of hysteria. Then, in march the Bapps - Oriole, child prodigy who plays sixteenth century airs on tin cans, carves in soap and does imitations of whales; Verna, her adoring mother; and Gladwyn, her suffering father. In a wonderfully hilarious scene, Mr. Fidgit disposes of all these loonies and marches out with the forlorn actress who speaks a very odd language.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 10f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Features Children, Roles for Children, Parts for Senior Actors

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MRS. CRANK - old and sour.
JIMMY BRIGHT - the breezy office boy.
DOUGLAS FIDGIT - a big gun on Broadway.
FIRST ACTRESS - a dramatic dynamo.
SECOND ACTRESS - small and speedy.
FOURTH ACTRESS - with a flame for Fidgit.
FIFTH ACTRESS - from N'Awlins.
SIXTH ACTRESS - who talks a strange language.
THIRD ACTRESS - woebegone and weepy.
ORIOLE BAPP - the child prodigy of Theatre.
VERNA BAPP - her adoring mother.
GLADWYN BAPP - her suffering father.
SEVENTH ACTRESS - oppressively operatic.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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Reviews
William Nicholson 10/22/2013 9:19 AM
This is a great vehicle for the actors to explore the a variety of emotions and stereotypes.
The set is simple.   There is much room for character development and costume creativity.
A classic farce.   The only problem is lack of material for the operatic 7th actress.  Nothing was available so I created a recitative and song myself for the company.   (nicknco66(at)gmail.com)
My drama club - loves it and can't wait to perform it.

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