One Naked Woman and a Fully Clothed Man

by  Diana Amsterdam

10 Minute Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1f

A married couple sit watching a movie. We are treated to the wife's interior monologue as she watches what she thought was going to be a nice romance but turns out to have too much nudity and sex for her taste. She becomes obsessed with the fact that her husband's prurient interests are aroused.

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One Naked Woman and a Fully Clothed Man

by  Diana Amsterdam

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

The play centers on a married couple watching a movie. We are treated to the wife's interior monologue as she watches what she thought was going to be a nice romance but turns out to have too much nudity and sex for her taste. She becomes obsessed with the fact that her husband's prurient interests are aroused. She is convinced that he doesn't want her, that he wishes his wife looked like the figure up there on the screen, and that the sparkle has gone out of her marriage, and by the time the movie ends on screen, her marriage is in tatters - all unbeknownst to her husband, who sits there eating popcorn.
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Keywords

Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

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

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A movie theater.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

1m, 1f
JANET - 30s
ROBERT - 30s
OTHER MOVIE-GOERS - either suggested or actual
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Expandable casting
  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

Diana Amsterdam

Diana Amsterdam is a New York based playwright whose work is published by Samuel French, Playscripts, Broadway Play Publishing, St. Martins Press, and Smith and Kraus, and produced all over the world, with translations in five languages. The 2011 production of her play Carnival Round the C ...

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First produced at Studio X in Ashland, Oregon, in July 1989.

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