Reunion Special

by  J. Michael DeAngelis

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

A desperate former child actor reunites with his now adult co-stars at a funeral.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 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

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A desperate former child actor reunites with his now adult co-stars at a funeral.

Published in Accidents Happen.

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Accolades

  • Winner! 2009 NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Original Play

Keywords

Aging, Death, Friendship

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

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

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting:

    O'Leary's Funeral Boutique of outside Hollywood.  A simple set of a table and chairs.

  • Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy, Stage Combat
  • 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

3m, 3f
DUNCAN GORCZYNSKI – A former child star, now in hard times. 30s.
CYRUS O’LEARY – Fawning owner of the funeral parlor. Mid to late 50s.
MAGGIE O’LEARY – Cyrus’s excitable sister. Slightly dumpy. Late 40s.
EDDIE TAYLOR – Former child star, now a handsome movie star. 30s.
NANCY NOBLE – Former child star, sexual, domineering and cold. 30s.
JILLIAN MCMILLAN – Former child star, soft spoken, warm and flowery. 30s.
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional 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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Reunion Special was first produced as part of Accident Happen, winning the NJACT Perry Award for Outstanding Original Play at The Circle Players in Piscataway, New Jersey on July 11, 2008. It was directed by the author.

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