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Anatomy of a Murder - Full Length Play, Drama

Anatomy of a Murder

Robert Traver, Elihu Winer

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Full Length Play, Drama

17m or f

ISBN: 9780573605307

By Elihu Winer
Based on Robert Traver's novel
Defeated for reelection as District Attorney, Paul Biegler isn't looking forward to becoming a defense attorney but his first case is sensational: a Lieutenant is accused of murdering the bartender who allegedly raped his wife. It’s a high-stakes battle of wit and determination as Biegler uses every device to save the officer's neck.

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$8.95
: Acting Edition

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller

105 Minutes

Time Period - 1950s

Settings Of Play -

In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The recent past.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Audience Participation/Interactive

Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From West End

Defeated for reelection as District Attorney, Paul Biegler isn't looking forward to becoming a defence attorney, but his first case is sensational: a Lieutenant is accused of murdering the bartender who allegedly raped his wife. It’s a high-stakes battle of wit and determination as Biegler uses every device to save the officer's neck.

"Touching on home truths about justice and the law,…most audiences…may overpraise it because it reminds them of older, better movies. Wouldn’t it be lovely to see a modern version of…(a much sturdier small-town courtroom drama) Anatomy of a Murder?" - Time Magazine

"Anatomy of a Murder…a riveting thriller."- What’s On Stage

"The production is gripping,…characters hurl witty insults at each other during the court case scenes. …performance ends brilliantly." - The Stage

"Elihu Winer’s explosive courtroom drama, Anatomy of a Murder…(Based on the bestseller turned into the critically acclaimed film starring James Stewart, Ben Gazzara, Lee Remick)." - Broadwayworld.com/UK

Characters

CASTING

17m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Flexible casting, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

Doubling parts can reduce cast size from 17 to 9.

PARNELL MCCARTHY
PAUL BIEGLER
LT. FREDERIC MANION
LAURA MANION
PAQUETTE
MITCH LODWICK
CLAUDE DANCER
GROVER GLEASON
CLOVIS PIDGEON
JUDGE WEAVER
DR. HOMER RASCHID
WARREN BURKE
DET. SGT. JULIAN DURGO
DR. W. HARCOURT GREGORY
DR. MATTHEW SMITH
JURY FOREMAN
MR. LEMON
(EXTRAS, JURY MEMBERS)

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Stephen H. Winer [W] 11/14/2014 2:20 PM

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