Drinking in America

by  Eric Bogosian

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  1m

"Bogosian's gallery of crazy drunks straddles the social gamut, from a wino lying in the gutter to a coked up Hollywood talent agent. What they all share is their pathetic need to be 'special' and their reliance on drink and drugs to fool them into fool thinking that fantasy is real." - New York Post

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Drinking in America

by  Eric Bogosian

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Cutting Approved for Competition
    • Monologues
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

These 12 monologues were originally performed in New York by the author.
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Reviews

"Bogosian's gallery of crazy drunks straddles the social gamut, from a wino lying in the gutter to a coked up Hollywood talent agent. What they all share is their pathetic need to be 'special' and their reliance on drink and drugs to fool them into thinking that fantasy is real." - New York Post

"A breakneck, hair raising comic tour of the American psyche." - The New York Times

"Cleverly written.... It sinks its teeth deep into American and gives us something to chew on."- New York Magazine

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • 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
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male
  • Expandable casting

Casting Notes

Can be played by as many as 12 actors

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Authors

Eric Bogosian

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