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Nighthawks - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Nighthawks

Lynn Rosen

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

4m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573627927

"Leaves one laughing with, not at, these attractive and sad loners.... A passionate dance that's a pleasure to watch." - New York Times

"Brilliant and smashing success." - Chicago Tribune

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

60 minutes (1 hour)

Settings Of Play - The events of the play take place over the course of 24 hours in a city. The scenes occur in front of an apartment building, in a cafeteria, on a street, in an office, at an automat, and a diner. (They often call for the use of Edward Hopper paintings.)

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper, including "Nighthawks," "Sunlight in a Cafeteria," "Conference at Night" and "Summertime," this funny, sober play captures a night in the lives of eight lonely city dwellers desperate to connect with another person. For weeks, Jo and Ned watched each other from their windows. When they finally meet, will expectations be met? Jim and Mitzi have a dramatic first encounter at a cafeteria, but are they who they say they are? Three disgruntled office workers plot a surprise for the boss, but the surprise may be on them.
"Leaves one laughing with, not at, these attractive and sad loners.... A passionate dance that's a pleasure to watch." - New York Times

"Brilliant and smashing success." - Chicago Tribune

Characters

CASTING

4m, 4f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

LILAH - 20s to 30s. Her nice attire and demeanor belie her job. Tries to make her life seem better than it is, searching for something/someone that can give her comfort. Hopeful.

MITZI (Woman) - 20s to 30s. Fresh. Energetic. Dramatic.

JIM (Man) - 20s to 30s. Is as honest as he looks.

SECRETARY - 20s to 50s. The most skeptical of the bunch. A real tough talker.

BOOKKEEPER-20s to 40s. Tightly wound. Thinks he's smarter than he is.

FOREMAN - 20s to 40s. Menacing looking. Blue collar. Not the brightest star in the sky.

NED - 30s to 40s. Seems bland and beaten down on the surface but has a quirky, lively imagination and is a romantic at heart.

JO - Late 20s to 40s. Also a bit beaten by life but still has hope and dreams. More of a realist than Ned.

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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