Accidents Happen

by  J. Michael DeAngelis

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m or f

Please be aware of all safety procedures and take note of the emergency exits.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Parody / Spoof
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    NJACT Perry Award Outstanding Original Play
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Please be aware of all safety procedures and take note of the emergency exits.

Published in Accidents Happen.

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Accolades

  • Winner! 2009 NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Original Play

Keywords

Death

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance
    $90 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting:

    Your theater. Tonight. In the original production, the characters were costumed as airline stewardesses. However, they could also be dressed as theater ushers, in street clothes or anything that fits your vision.

  • Additional Features: Mime, 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

2m or f
AIRLINE HOST or HOSTESS
STEWARDESS or STEWARD
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Cross gender casting
  • Flexible casting

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Authors

J. Michael DeAngelis

J. Michael DeAngelis is a writer, actor, and director. His short play, Drop (co-written with Pete Barry), was a winner of the 34th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. He has written or co-written the plays Antony & Cleopatra: Infinite Lives, X/Y, Signs from God, Deep Fried Everything and the anth ...

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Accidents Happen was first presented at The Circle Players in Piscataway, New Jersey on July 11, 2008 - as part of an evening of one acts for which it served as the title piece.  The entire evening won the 2009 NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Original Play.

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