by Paul Bartel, Jed Feuer, Boyd Graham
Full Length Musical, Dark Comedy / 5m, 4f
The cult film classic has new life as a zany musical. The Blands want to open a restaurant, but they need cash. Suppose they lure weirdos to their apartment to kill and rob them?
The cult film classic has new life as a zany musical. The Blands want to open a restaurant, but they need cash. Suppose they lure weirdos to their apartment to kill and rob them? Soon, they are a financial success, but disposing of the bodies is a problem. Enter their devious apartment super, Raoul, with a proposition: he will take care of the corpses for a cut (when he's not performing at a tacky nightclub). The partnership runs amok, and Mary ultimately bops Raoul with her deadly frying pan. Now the Blands have the money they need, and they celebrate with a gourmet meal - guess who's the main course?
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"Quintessential [...] offbeat fare [...] Quirky, campy, even a shade kinky, it also is original, fast paced and consistently funny [...] It may prove the season's most delectable treat." - The Houston Chronicle
"Fun." - The Los Angeles Times
"The most entertaining musical about sex and cannibalism around." - Backstage West
"A merry, murderous musical romp." - Drama-Logue
- Mild Adult Themes
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- Time Period: 1960s
- Setting: Los Angeles, CA in the late 1960s.
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
MARY BLAND - very pretty, unconsciously sexy in a naive sort of way.
PAUL BLAND - prematurely balding, somewhat overweight and hopelessly square but sincere, tenacious and lovable.
DR. DOBERMAN - an officious lecher.
MR. KRAY - fat and mean.
MR. LEECH - an oily, smooth-talking womanizer.
METER MAID - hip and bored with it all.
HOWARD - bad taste incarnate who thinks he's hip.
DONNA THE DOMINATRIX - a kinky little bundle of energy with a voice as big as all outdoors; at home a sweet young housewife and mother.
JAMES - always smiling, would say or do anything to make a sale.
BOBBY - an obsessive case of arrested adolescence.
JUNIOR - a rotund gourmand.
RAOUL - a sexy young Latino with a weakness for girls and a talent to match his gigantic ego.
TIIE RAOULETfES (Gladys and Inez) - two knockout, if sluttish, young chicas. All boobs, butt and tongue.
YOLANDA - a former star of a certain age. Heavy Latino accent.
GINGER - built like a football player but dresses like Ginger Rogers-and can dance like her too.
Tourists, Swingers, Stick-up Man, etc.
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Expandable casting
The Characters in Eating Raoul may be cast in a great variety of ages and interpretations. It is recommended that several of the secondary parts be played by the same actors.
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Eating Raoul premiered at the Union Square Theatre in New York City in May 1992 under the direction of Toni Kotite.