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Cocoanut Soup At The Palace or, If the Marx Brothers Had Performed "Oedipus The King" - Short Play, Comedy

Cocoanut Soup At The Palace or, If the Marx Brothers Had Performed "Oedipus The King"

Thomas Hischak

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Short Play, Comedy

4m, 6f

ISBN: 9780874408515

Sophocles meets the Marx Brothers! The famous tragedy Oedipus the King is given a rough going over by the zany brothers and the result is a parody that delights audiences, even those unfamiliar with the Greek play or Hollywood's Marx Brothers.

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$8.95
: Twice the Usual Number of Suspects

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with companion piece


Description

Short Play

Comedy

Farce, Adaptations (Literature), Parody / Spoof

30 minutes

Time Period - Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century, Greek; Roman & Biblical

Settings Of Play -

The comedy can be performed on a bare stage, on a Greek theatre setting, or a contemporary outdoor set.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Physical Comedy

Exterior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Youth/Camp Programs

Sophocles meets the Marx Brothers! The famous tragedy Oedipus the King is given a rough going over by the zany brothers and the result is a parody that delights audiences, even those unfamiliar with the Greek play or Hollywood's Marx Brothers.

Published in Twice the Usual Number of Suspects.

First presented by the Performing Arts Department, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, New York. 
Characters

CASTING

4m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

Parts for up to 8 men and 10 women. Flexible chorus of men or women or both.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Thomas Hischak

Thomas Hischak is an internationally recognized author and teacher in the Performing Arts. He is the author of thirty-three published plays which are performed in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. His playwriting awards include the Stanley Drama Award (New York City) for Cold War Comedy and the Julie Harris Playwriting Award (Beverly Hills, California) for The Cardiff Giant ... view full profile

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