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Freefall - Full Length Play, Drama

Freefall

Charles Smith

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573694899

"Mr. Smith has a sharp ear for idiomatic dialogue. . . . [He] is an expert in presenting crime as a seductive, and understandable, option in a world of battered expectations." - N.Y. Times.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

Time Period - 1990s

Settings Of Play - 1991. The south side of Chicago.

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Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

This story of two brothers, a thief and a policeman, a dramatic portrayal of what family means in a society that has splintered the traditional institution. Though the brothers express mutual disdain, they can't resist seeking each other out. Their forays into each other's turf result in increasingly hostile confrontations that culminate in tragedy.
"Mr. Smith has a sharp ear for idiomatic dialogue. . . . [He] is an expert in presenting crime as a seductive, and understandable, option in a world of battered expectations." - N.Y. Times.
FREEFALL was first presented at the Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago on March 25, 1993. Directed by Dennis Zacek.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

GRANT - tightly wound desk cop in his early thirties. He grew up in the streets and even though he has left that life far behind, he still retains an edge.
ALEX - his wife is quintessential middle class. She married Grant in an attempt to touch a life she knew nothing about.
MONK - Grant's brother. An ex-con, large and lumbering, Monk's crudeness comes from an innocent attempt to please.
SPOON - would be working for IBM if born of a different race or class.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Charles Smith

Charles Smith

Charles Smith’s plays include, Freefall, The Sutherland, Black Star Line, Jelly Belly, Young Richard, Cane, and Free Man of Color, which was also produced in Australia, New York, Los Angeles, and around the United States. Free Man of Color was also awarded the Joseph Jefferson Award and a John W. Schmid Award, both for Outstanding New Work. Nine of his plays received their world premiere ... view full profile

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