No Problem

by  Catherine Butterfield

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 2f

Paula, a goofy aspiring actress, arrives late for a lunch date with her friend Terry. Whereas Paula is a nervous wreck, Terry is the picture of the cool businesswoman - until the waiter takes too long to bring back the steak she returned to the kitchen to be recooked.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 2f
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Additional Info

Paula, a goofy aspiring actress, arrives late for a lunch date with her friend Terry. Whereas Paula is a nervous wreck, Terry is the picture of the cool businesswoman - until the waiter takes too long to bring back the steak she returned to the kitchen to be recooked. Terry goes into a frenzy that makes Paula look positively serene.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 13th Series and Life in the Trees.

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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Considerations

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Setting: A cafe in a large city. Trendy, pretentious.

Casting

1m, 2f
TERRY - a carefully dressed woman in her thirties
PAULA - about the same age as Terry, disheveled
WAITER
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Casting Notes

This comedy has fine roles for actresses.

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Authors

Catherine Butterfield

Catherine Butterfield’s produced and published plays include Brownstone, The Sleeper, Joined at the Head, Where the Truth Lies, Snowing at Delphi, Life in the Trees, John's Hand, and The Backflip.Her best known play is probably Joined at the Head, originally produced at the Manhattan Theatre Club and nominated for a Dr ...

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No Problem was first presented at the West Bank Cafe Downstairs Theatre in New York City on May 26, 1987. It was directed by Kathryn Rossetter.

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