A Dram of Drummhicit

by  Arthur Kopit, Anton Dudley

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  7m, 2f

An American entrepreneur has found the perfect Scottish island on which to build his new golf course. But as secrets - and bodies - are unearthed, the true nature of the island wreaks comic havoc.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery/Thriller, Fables/Folktales, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

An American entrepreneur has found the perfect Scottish island on which to build his new golf course. But as secrets - and bodies - are unearthed, the true nature of the island wreaks comic havoc.
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Reviews

"Gleeful!" - San Diego Union-Tribune

"Keeps the audience in stitches." - La Jolla Light

"A light entertaining evening that's fun and amusing." - North County Times

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Nudity Nudity/Partial Nudity

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Muckle Skerry, a small island somewhere in the Southern Hebrides, a few years back, when real estate investment still seemed like a good idea.
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music, Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

7m, 2f

THE REVEREND THOMAS HAGGLEHORNE - minister of a small parish church on Muckle Skerry
LITTLE NICK - his sexton (late teens to 20s)
ROBERT BRUCE - an American real estate mogul (50s)
CHARLES PEARSE - Robert Bruce’s “fixer” (early to mid 30s)
HARRY MORGAN - a wealthy Edinburgh businessman (50s)
WILLIAM ROSS (a.k.a., Old Willy) - a resident of Muckle Skerry and business partner of HARRY MORGAN (70+)
MACKENZIE STEWART - owner of the only pub on Muckle Skerry (30s to 40s)
ANGUS MACLEOD (a.k.a., Old Angus) - a fisherman and frequenter of the pub (50s to 60s)
FIONA MACLEOD - the fisherman’s daughter, works at the pub (early 20s)
FELICITY OLIPHANT - an anthropologist connected the British Museum (late 30s to 40s)

THE WASHERWOMAN (double cast) - an apirition

VARIOUS TOWNSFOLK

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Expandable casting
  • Local Celebrity Cameo
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Arthur Kopit

Arthur Kopit (born May 10, 1937, New York, N.Y., U.S.), American playwright best known for Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad (1960). Subtitled “a pseudoclassical tragifarce in a bastard French tradition,” the play parodies the Theater of the Absurd, the Oedipus complex, and the conv ...

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Anton Dudley

Anton Dudley's Off-Broadway credits include Substitution (Playwrights Realm/Soho Playhouse), Getting Home (Second Stage Uptown), Slag Heap (Cherry Lane Theater), and Honor and the River (SPF/Theater Row).  Regionally, his plays and musicals have been presented a ...

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A Dram of Dummhicit was first presented by La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, California, on May 17, 2012. It was directed by Christopher Ashley.

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