Passing Strangers

by  Eric Chappell

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

‘Fickle thing, memory.’ Malcolm discovers how true his words are when he takes his friend Clive to a singles’ evening. Clive, a hospital porter masquerading as a doctor, has just been left by his wife, while Malcolm is a confirmed bachelor and “big in imports” - really a market stall trader.

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Passing Strangers

by  Eric Chappell

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    2m, 2f
  • SubGenre

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    Romantic Comedy

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‘Fickle thing, memory.’ Malcolm discovers how true his words are when he takes his friend Clive to a singles’ evening. Clive, a hospital porter masquerading as a doctor, has just been left by his wife, while Malcolm is a confirmed bachelor and “big in imports” - really a market stall trader. In the deserted hotel bar, to the depressing soundtrack of the next-door ballroom, they meet two recent divorcees; upwardly-mobile Julie and cynical, defiant Liz.

 

Malcolm is determined to break down Liz’s defences while trying to pair off Clive with Julie. But the women have a few tricks of their own, and Malcolm soon finds that life, like the evening, is full of surprises.

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Reviews

A truly fantastic evening's entertainment and better than anything I have seen on television for a long time - Laura Archer, Isle of Thanet Gazette

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

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  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Setting: A bar off the ballroom of the Royal Hotel

Casting

2m, 2f
Clive - a thickset, doleful man of about 45 wearing an ill-filling suit. Liz - late 40s, not unnatractive but with a faintly hostile stare that can be disconcerting. Julie - 30s, blonde and bubbly, socially ambitious. Malcolm, late 40s with dark good looks and trendy, expensive clothes
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