The Drunken City

by  Adam Bock

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

The Drunken City is a wildly theatrical take on the mystique of marriage and the ever-shifting nature of love and identity in a city that never sleeps.

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The Drunken City

by  Adam Bock

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Off on the bar crawl to end all crawls, three twenty-something brides-to-be find their lives going topsy-turvy when one of them begins to question her future after a chance encounter with a recently jilted handsome stranger. The Drunken City is a wildly theatrical take on the mystique of marriage and the ever-shifting nature of love and identity in a city that never sleeps.

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Reviews

REVIEWS:

"A LOT OF FUN! Adam Bock’s scalpel-sharp insight has made him a potent force on today’s theater scene. TART, SMART, AND INTOXICATING." New York Sun, Read More 

"A playful and hopeful comedy. Like the best episodes of Sex and the City, a little heartache goes well with hilarity." New York Daily News, Read More

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Additional Features: 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

3m, 3f

All characters are in their mid to late twenties.

The Guys
EDDIE
FRANK

The Bachelorette Party
MARNIE
LINDA
MELISSA

Another Guy
BOB

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

Adam Bock

Adam Bock’s plays include Phaedra (Shotgun Players), A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons, Drama Desk nomination), book for We Have Always Lived in the Castle, with music by Todd Almond (Yale Rep), The Flowe ...

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The Drunken City premiered in new York City at Playwrights Horizons in March of 2008 under the direction of Trip Cullman.

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