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Duets (Quilter) - Full Length Play, Comedy

Duets (Quilter)

Peter Quilter

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573111112

A hilarious tribute to the strength and madness of the human heart. Though written to be produced in its entirety with a cast of up to M4 F4, Duets may also be performed as four separate one-act plays, each with a cast of M1 F1.

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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Romantic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play -

One set.  The living room of an apartment.  Some of the features/props change between each play.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

A gloriously funny examination of the chaotic world of love, relationships and why the grass is never greener. Duets is a hilarious tribute to the strength and madness of the human heart. Though written to be produced in its entirety with a cast of up to M4 F4, Duets may also be performed as four separate one-act plays, each with a cast of M1 F1.  The cast size is flexible.

A very funny comedy by the author of Broadway smash End of the Rainbow and the West End hit Glorious! Four sets of characters, four crucial moments. Jonathan and Wendy are on a blind date and hoping to get it right this time even though they've never got it right before; Barrie is not really interested in women but Janet sees that as no reason to stop trying; Shelley and Bobby have decided to holiday in Spain to finalize their divorce whilst drowning in cocktails; Angela is marrying for the third time to the dismay of her brother Toby and amidst a barrage of bad omens and a dress resembling a parachute.

See individual titles for details: Secretarial Skills, The Bride-to-Be, Blind Date and The Holiday

http://www.peterquilter.net/DUETS.html

REVIEWS

"This bittersweet quick-change comedy is streaked with pathos and is effortlessly charming, with each character sketched with verve and skill."  -  Sydney Morning Herald

"Quilter's understanding of human desires and quirks is on show and probed so endearingly ... A warm and funny exploration of love and other bruises."  -  Daily Telegraph

"Compelling, dense, funny and varied ... The language is always beautifully rendered, character-specific, and emotionally satisfying ... Duets is a play to be treasured!"   -   Atlanta Theater Review

Video clip of the Dallas production -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpjHesjm2NU


Premiere in 2009 at the Ensemble Theatre in Sydney Australia.  The show has since been performed in over 20 countries.

Characters

CASTING

4m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Cast size is flexible.  If the company is short on male actors (for example) they could double-up their roles to give you 2M/4F.  The show can also be done with just 2 actors (1M/1F) or any combination in-between 2 and 8!

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Peter Quilter

Peter Quilter

Peter Quilter's plays have been presented in major theatres in 38 countries around the world and translated into 27 languages. He has had a hit show on Broadway and three successful plays in London's West End. Peter has twice been nominated for the Olivier Award (Best New Play 2011 and Best New Comedy 2006) and his Broadway debut was nominated for three Tony Awards. view full profile

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Reviews
Regina McBride 9/23/2015 5:05 AM
I enjoyed reading this play, lots of laughs and funny moments, light & easy.
Rosemarie Joyce 4/2/2014 11:29 AM
Very good plays. Nice and light.

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