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On the Boardwalk - Full Length Play, Comedy

On the Boardwalk

Thomas Hischak

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Full Length Play, Comedy

5m, 4f

ISBN: 9780874407648

An American adaptation of Richard Sheridan's, The Rivals. Hischak swaps the setting from England to the Atlantic City Boardwalk, where the sneaky Louise earns money from delivering letters that will complicate other peoples personal relationships.

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce, Adaptations (Literature), Period, Romantic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1910s / WWI

Settings Of Play -

The Boardwalk aty Atlantic City in 1910.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Exterior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

It is the summer of 1910 and a delightful collection of characters gathers on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Richard Brinsley Sheridan's classic comedy of manners The Rivals is given an American perspective that is both actor and audience friendly.

Our protagonist Jack, who often goes by the name of Jonathan Pippin, is in love with Lily. Lily, on the other hand, is in love with Jonathan Pippin, not knowing that Pippin and Jack are one in the same! When Jack's father tells Jack that he is to marry Lily, Jack couldn't be happier and Lily couldn't be more unhappy. As the plot thickens, secrets are revealed, more love lives are tangled and chaos ensues all on the Atlantic City Boardwalk!

Characters

CASTING

5m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Multicultural casting

CASTING NOTES

Extra men and women can easily be added.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MR. SANFORD STAUNCH - a New York City banker
JACK STAUNCH - his son, a captain in the military
MRS. MALAPROP - a rich widow
LILY FLETCHER - her niece, in love with Jack
FARLEY DANES - a poet
JULIE WHITAKER - Lily's friend, in love
SHAMUS O'SLUGGER - an Irish boxer
WILLY FURROW - a farmer with money
LOUISE - Lily's maid

Rental Materials

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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