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Guess Who's Coming to Seder - Full Length Play, Comedy

Guess Who's Coming to Seder

Leon Kaye

Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573701481

Poor Hilly Buchman. Thirty-seven, unattractive, and alone. Into her life comes "made" gangster Paul Veronea - her last hope to have the family she's always wanted. But how is she going to sell Paul, a Catholic Italian, to her Orthordox Jewish parents when they invite him to Passover Seder? Oy vey!

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce

105 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - One-room set. Needs a back window and doors.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Drugs

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Church / Religious Groups

A plain Jewish woman who is turning forty is desperate to marry. She grasps at the only alternative she sees in wise-guy type. Little does she know the guy is marrying her for her supposed money to help get himself out of gambling debts. It's Seder, the loan sharks are on the way, looking for their money. The girl's parents are fighting, the neighbor is going into labor. Oy vey, right?

Characters

CASTING

3m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

Good parts for two older actors.

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

HILLY BUCHMAN - 39, unattractive, desperate to have a child. Her intelligence, moxie and humor are nowhere near enough to lure an ordinary husband.
IRENE BUCHMAN - Mid-60s, believes herself to be an exemplary Jew, worthy of emulation. She wants her family to fall in line, and nags and browbeats them into submission.
SY BUCHMAN - Late 60s, his priorities are his comfort and desire. He is impatient. and doesn't often listen to what others say, juts waits for them to finish speaking so he can impart his seemingly wise words. 
PAUL VERONA - Hilly's bettrothed, 40s, a two-bit drug dealer thinks he's marrying into money so he can pay off gambling debts.
PAM - 30, and 9 months pregnant, an unassertive young woman.
LORRE - Late 30s, trying to give up drinking, but his withdrawal makes him more abrasive, he is also as dumb as pond water.
RITTER - A black, homeless man, offstage voice.
D-X - A black gang drug dealer, offstage voice.
LOUIS PRIMO - A mobster, offstage voice.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye has written several short plays published with Brooklyn/Heuer and Playscripts. His three published full lengths are with Samuel French.  Check out the articles on the breaking-character site.   http://www.samuelfrench.com/breakingcharacter/?p=1124  http://www.samuelfrench.com/breakingcharacter/?p=1136 Murder with Grace premiered at Southern Union Community College and has since had a ... view full profile

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