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Don't Drink the Water - Full Length Play, Comedy

Don't Drink the Water

Woody Allen

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Full Length Play, Comedy

12m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573608179

"Moved the audience to great laughter.... Allen's imagination is daffy, his sense of the ridiculous is keen and gags snap, crackle and pop." - New York Daily News

"It is filled with... bright and hilarious dialogue." - New Yo…

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce

Time Period - 1970s, 1960s

Settings Of Play - The action of the play takes place in an American Embassy somewhere behind the Iron Curtain.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Scene work

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

A cascade of comedy and a solid hit on Broadway, this affair takes place inside an American embassy behind the Iron Curtain. An American tourist, a caterer by trade, and his wife and daughter rush into the embassy two steps ahead of the police who suspect them of spying and picture taking. It's not much of a refuge, for the ambassador is absent and his son, now in charge, has been expelled from a dozen countries and the continent of Africa. Nevertheless, they carefully and frantically plot their escape, and the ambassador's son and the caterer's daughter even have time to fall in love.

"Moved the audience to great laughter... Allen's imagination is daffy, his sense of the ridiculous is keen and gags snap, crackle and pop." - New York Daily News "It is filled with... bright and hilarious dialogue." - New York Post
Don't Drink the Water was first presented on Broadway by David Merrick in association with Jack Rollins and Charles Joffe at the Morosco Theatre in New York Cityon November 17, 1966. It was directed by Stanley Prager.
Characters

CASTING

12m, 4f

FATHER DROBNEY
AMBASSADOR MAGEE
KILROY
AXEL MAGEE
MARION HOLLANDER
WALTER HOLLANDER
SUSAN HOLLANDER
KROJACK
BURNS
CHEF
SULTAN OF BASHIR
SULTAN'S FIRST WIFE
KASNAR
COUNTESS BORDONI
NOVOTNY
WALTER
Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Woody Allen

Woody Allen, though best known for his films, has also enjoyed a very successful career in theater. His first great success was Don't Drink the Water, which opened in 1968, and ran for 598 performances for almost two years on Broadway. Play It Again, Sam opened in 1969, played for 453 performances, and was nominated for three Tony Awards. Mr. Allen's other full-length plays include The Floating ... view full profile

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Reviews
Kurt McCool 10/2/2014 7:32 AM
Great show for a High School (if you change a few lines here and there). Challenging but not impossible for young actors.
Roger McCafferty 9/8/2014 9:36 AM
This comedy is one of Woody Allen's early works but is still very funny and gives actors a challenge both physically and vocally.  

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