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Chasing Manet - Full Length Play, Comedy

Chasing Manet

Tina Howe

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573697562

"Chasing Manet has an inspirational message at its core concerning the potential that lives in us all, no matter what the barriers, to defy expectations and take action to attain our dreams." —NYTheatre.com

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

105 Minutes

Time Period - 1980s

Settings Of Play - Mount Airy Nursing Home in Riverdale, NY.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

In Tina Howe's comedy, Chasing Manet, a rebellious painter from a distinguished family in Boston and an ebullient Jewish woman with a huge adoring family form an unlikely bond. Inside the confining walls of Mount Airy Nursing Home, the two plot an escape to Paris aboard the QE2. But can they possibly pull it off amidst the chaos of their surroundings? The tension and comedy grow as they struggle to take wing for the last time. Certain licensing restrictions may apply, please inquire for availability.

REVIEWS

"Chasing Manet has an inspirational message at its core concerning the potential that lives in us all, no matter what the barriers, to defy expectations and take action to attain our dreams. — NYTheatre.com 


Chasing Manet premiered at Primary Stages in New York City in May 2009 under the direction of Michael Wilson.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

Doubling Breakdown for 3M, 4F:
CATHERINE SARGEANT
RENNIE WALTZER
ESPERANZA, ANGELICA, SAVIANA, MARIE CLAIRE
IRIS, RITA
CHARLES, GABE, STEWARD
ROYAL, MARVIN, SHERWOOD
HENRY, MAURICE, CAPTAIN OF THE QE2

HENRY – A patient who cries for help
SAVIANA – A patient who makes strange noises
IRIS – A patient with Alzheimer's disease
CATHERINE SARGENT – A prominent painter from Boston who's legally blind and suffers from depression, among other ailments, 80s
CHARLES – Nurse and PT instructor, African American, a man with a past, 30s-40s 
ESPERANZA – Catherine and Rennie’s Hispanic nurse, 30s 
ROYAL LOWELL – Catherine’s son, a professor in the English Department at Columbia, 50s 
RENNIE WALTZER – Catherine’s new roommate, a lively Jewish woman in the early stages of dementia, wheelchair bound due to crippling arthritis, 80s 
RITA – Rennie’s daughter, 50s 
GABE – Rita’s husband, African American, 40s-50s
MAURICE – Rennie’s brother, 70s 
MARVIN – Rennie’s son, 50s 
ANGELICA – Marvin’s Hispanic wife, 40s 
SHERWOOD – A patient, the proverbial dirty old man 
MARIE CLAIRE – The French arts and crafts instructor, 40s 
STEWARD – From Trinidad, 30s 
CAPTAIN OF THE QE2 – A charming Englishman, 60s
Author
Tina Howe

Tina Howe

Tina Howe’s most produced plays include “Birth and After Birth”, “Museum”, “The Art of Dining”, “Painting Churches”, “Coastal Disturbances”, “Approaching Zanzibar” and “Pride’s Crossing”. These and other works premiered at the Public Theater, the Kennedy Center, Second Stage, The Old Globe Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, the Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Atlantic Theater Company, Primary ... view full profile

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