Seduction Duet

by  M.H. Appleman

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

Two insecure singles hilariously try to join the sexual revolution. Cynthia, a computer operator, returns home from an office party with Matt, an accountant. They discover mutual interests from saving dolphins, to conversation and reading- about butterflies, overpopulation and sex.

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Seduction Duet

by  M.H. Appleman

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Two insecure singles hilariously try to join the sexual revolution. Cynthia, a computer operator, returns home from an office party with Matt, an accountant. They discover mutual interests from saving dolphins, to conversation and reading - about butterflies, overpopulation and sex. In a wild dance seduction scene - when tequila and Mexican music take over - sparks fly. In one surprising turn about after another, they reveal schemes, touching secrets and tender emotions, which lead to a charming conclusion.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 6th Series.

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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Keywords

Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The living room of Cynthia's tastefully decorated apartment.
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

1m, 1f
CYNTHIA - Young and appealing, with a ready laugh and sense of humor that help to conceal her underlying shyness and seriousness. She is wearing an attractive outfit - a dressy blouse and full skirt.
MATT - Young, likable, and thoughtful, he tries to appear casual and self-confident, in order to disguise his feelings of insecurity. He is well dressed, in a subdued suit, shirt, and tie.
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Cast Attributes

  • Not Applicable

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Authors

M.H. Appleman

M.H. Appleman

Originally produced in New York by the Circle Repertory Company in May, 1980.

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