Sheep on the Runway
by Art Buchwald
Full Length Play, Comedy / 8m, 2f
"Has the great virtue of being genuinely funny, bright and entertaining. A steady flow of satirical hilarity." - N.Y. Post
"Has the great virtue of being genuinely funny, bright and entertaining. A steady flow of satirical hilarity." - N.Y. Post.
"Just about the funniest thing all year. Made me laugh out loud. Go see it!" - ABC-TV.
"Always endearing. It has a genuine undertow of a ridiculously oriented wit. I wholeheartedly recommend 'Sheep on the Runway.' " - N.Y. Times.
"Sharply funny and deceptively good-natured." - N.Y. Daily News.
"Devilishly funny political satire." - Cue.
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Setting: The living room of the United States Embassy in the Kingdom of Nonomura, a remote monarchy in the Himalayas.
RAYMOND WILKINS - United States Ambassador to Nonomura
MARTHA WILKINS - his wife
SAM - the Embassy's loyal servant
HOLLY - the Ambassador's daughter
JOSEPH MAYFLOWER - the syndicated political columnist
FRED SLAYTON - Consul at the American Embassy
PRINCE GOW - Ruler of Nonomura
COLONEL NUM - Nonomura's Minister of Defense
GENERAL FITZHUGH - U.S. General in Charge of Military Aid
EDWARD SNELLING - U.S. Official in Charge of Civilian Aid
SOLDIERS AND WORKERS
- Room for Extras
Sheep on the Runway premiered on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre in January 1970 under the direction of Gene Saks.