Hat Tricks

by  Dori Appel

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3f

Finalist! 2008 Oregon Book Awards, Angus Bowmer Award in Drama

Hat Tricks is an exciting compilation of six scenes and three monologues designed for performance by mature actresses.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Hat Tricks is an exciting compilation of six scenes and three monologues designed for performance by mature actresses. Covering a range of women's experiences in the second half of life, these nine pieces range from the purely comedic to those that combine humor with thoughtful and sometimes poignant explorations. This is a richly varied collection featuring a single intriguing commonality: Every scene or monologue includes the presence and compelling use of a HAT!
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Accolades

  • Finalist! 2008 Oregon Book Awards, Angus Bowmer Award in Drama

Reviews

"A fine balance between a sense of comedy verging on the absurd and a sensitivity to the poignant that pricks the heart. . . In hockey, a hat trick occurs when one player succeeds in scoring three times in a single game . Dori Appel's new play Hat Tricks scores more times than I can count.” - Ashland Daily Tidings, Ashland, Oregon

"A funny, sad, wise and often whimsical look at the second half of women's lives. . . Hat Tricks delivers its laughs with heart and chemistry from all concerned. It may be some of the smartest therapy around for women of a certain age." - Medford Mail Tribune, Medford, Oregon

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: Although each scene is set in a separate location, all may be performed on a single unit set.
  • Additional Features: Local Celebrity Cameo, Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Easy
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

3f
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female
  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Local Celebrity Cameo

Casting Notes

Flexible casting: 3 or more actors play 17 characters.

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Authors

Dori Appel

Dori Appel

Mixed Company Productions, Ashland, Oregon, 2006

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