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Reception - Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

Reception

Marsha Sheiness

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Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573619007

Because of the absence of the Director of Personnel at Serendipity Productions, Deborah Silver, receptionist, has to deal with two candidates for a job vacancy - both men, one black and one white - coping with the various calls which come in.

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Description

Short Play

Dramatic Comedy

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - The play takes place in the reception area of Serendipity Publications.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

This play by the acclaimed author of The Spelling Bee takes place in the offices of Serendipity Publications. Because of the absence of the Director of Personnel, Deborah Silver, receptionist, has to deal with two candidates for a job vacancy - both men, one black and one white - all the while coping with the various calls which come in. How Deborah handles this difficult job forms the core of this true to life play about the business world. A perfect play for schools!
Reception was first presented by the Eccentric Circles Theater at the 18th Street Playhouse in New York City. It was directed by the author. The play was commissioned by the Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Plus 1 male and 1 female for various offstage voices

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

DEBORAH SILVER
JEANETTE PARKER - African American
GERALDINE WOLINSKI
RICHARD BROWN - African American
GARY EINSTEIN
MALE VOICES - Ed, Man, Luther, Norman, Dr. Orton
FEMALE VOICES - Susan, Carol, Woman, Dr. Einstein

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Marsha Sheiness

Marsha Sheiness

Marsha Lee Sheiness is a playwright, director, actor and teacher whose work has been produced Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, on television, and in regional, community, university, and high school theatres across the US. She has also been produced in Japan, Canada and England. The 2011 Midtown International Theatre Festival presented her one-act comedy-drama, Lost and Found (nominated for ... view full profile

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