Nine Point Eight Meters Per Second Per Second (Barry)

by  Pete Barry

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  1m

Balthazar Kent, ejected from an airplane, tries to regain control of his life through his cellphone.

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Nine Point Eight Meters Per Second Per Second (Barry)

by  Pete Barry

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Nine Point Eight Meters Per Second Per Second (Barry)

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Monologues
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Balthazar Kent, ejected from an airplane, tries to regain control of his life through his cellphone.

Finalist in the 34th Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival.

Published in Accidents Happen, winner of the 2009 NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Production of an Original Play.


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Accolades

  • Finalist! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Keywords

Business

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A single, comfortable chair in the void; slight movement and a sound of wind make clear that the chair is plummeting through the atmosphere.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

1m
BALTHAZAR KENT - a wiry haired English gentleman
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Pete Barry

Pete Barry is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, actor, director and musician. His short plays have been published in numerous collections, including Accidents Happen  and Eric Lane's anthology Shorter, Faster, Funnier. Accidents Happen is published by Samuel French and won the 2009 NJACT Perry Award for Outsta ...

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Nine Point Eight Meters Per Second Per Second was first presented at the 34th Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival on July 18th, 2009. It was directed by J. Michael DeAngelis and performed by Pete Barry.

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