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Clara and the Gambler - Short Play, Comedy

Clara and the Gambler

Jason Milligan

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Short Play, Comedy

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573694264

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$9.95
: Cross Country: Seven More One Act Plays

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Comedy

Romantic Comedy

30 minutes

Time Period - Wild West

Settings Of Play - The Old West. A bedroom above a saloon.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TAGS

Love

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

A send up of silent screen westerns, this wacky comedy takes place in a room above the saloon where Clara is packing for her honeymoon. A stranger interrupts to tell her he has won her in a poker game. They fight and might fall for each other, but not before they realize they are victims of an inventive scam. An optional third character can add a silent screen era touch by flipping through title cards complimenting the action.

Published in Cross Country: Seven More One Act Plays.

CLARA AND THE GAMBLER was originally produced by Silver Lining Productions at the Sanford Meisner Theatre in New York on April 20, 1988 under the direction of Stefanie Milligan.
Characters

CASTING

1m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting

CASTING NOTES

Please note that there is a "Narrator" role which is optional. In the original production, the play was presented as a two-character piece, skipping the freezes and references to the Narrator. In the second New York production, the Narrator was added to give the piece more of a "silent movie" feel. If you are presenting the play with the Narrator, please be aware that the title cards called for in the script must be created for the production and they should be appropriately themed to evoke a period feel.

CLARA - a young bride in the Old West.
THE GAMBLER - a larger-than-life fellow.
NARRATOR (optional) - changes title cards as the story progresses.
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Jason Milligan

Jason Milligan

Jason Milligan's many stage plays have been performed in numerous productions across the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe. Thirty-seven of his plays are now published by Samuel French Inc., including ...And Then the Rain Came to Mayfield; Cross Country; New York Stories; Southern Exposures; The Prettiest Girl in Lafayette County; Men in Suits; Family Values; Any Friend of Percy ... view full profile

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