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Eyes of the American - Full Length Play, Drama

Eyes of the American

Samm-Art Williams

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573690006

"Gives some political and moral thought food, and also nourishing roles for three actors...It is nice to have a play around willing to raise issues especially such issues as power, dictatorship and colonialism." - New York Post

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The interior of James' shanty house on island in the Independent West Indies. Present.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

A CIA agent posing as a tourist in the Caribbean meets the taxi driver who is leading a revolution because he wants to be a king.

REVIEWS

"Gives some political and moral thought food, and also nourishing roles for three actors...It is nice to have a play around willing to raise issues especially such issues as power, dictatorship and colonialism. " - New York Post


Eyes of the American was first presented at Theatre Four on October 24, 1985. Directed by Walter Dallas.

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CASTING

2m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

CASTING NOTES

Robert and Velda are intended to be played by one actor and well as Cheddy and Benny.

JAMES HORSFORD OTTLEY III - 40, West Indian taxi driver, becomes Prime Minister of the island
ROBERTA OTTLEY - 35, West Indian, Jame's wife
VELDA - 35, West Indian, Head of Security on the island, serves as a double agent
BENNY PARKER - 40, American CIA agent
CHEDDY BOSWELL - 40, West Indian, Dictator of the island
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