Me Too, Then!

by  Stephen Smith, Tom Dudzick

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 1f

Vera tries to overcome her dependence on material goods, and discovers that laughter is the key. Published in the Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 5th Series

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 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

In this short award-winning comedy, Vera tries to overcome her dependence on material goods and discovers that laughter is the key. Vera is a hopeful romantic and comedy fan who lives with her pharmacist boyfriend, Leonard, and her chatty bird, Harpo. When Slats, a comedian, comes into her life, she must decide whether to be loyal to Leonard or to follow her dreams of comedy.  A humorous, light-hearted romp through love, Me Too, Then! offers lessons about happiness and being true to yourself.

Published in the Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 5th Series

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Accolades

  • Winner! The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

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Keywords

Friendship, Love, Comedy

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

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

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: The living room of Vera's apartment, on West 72nd Street in New York City.
  • Additional Features: Animal spot, No intermission, Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

2m, 1f

HARPO - A bird. 
VERA - His owner.
SLATS - Vera's potential love interest. A comedian.
LEONARD - Vera's current beau. A Pharmacist.

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

Casting Notes

The character of Harpo is protrayed via sound recording, and is not a live actor.

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Authors

Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith started writing plays in 1985 and has so far had sixteen published. He either directs or appears in every play and has won numerous Best New Play Awards. His plays have been produced not only throughout the UK but in many overseas countries as well with Parentcaft translated into ...

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Tom Dudzick

Tom Dudzick had his first play, Greetings! produced off-Broadway at the John Houseman Theatre, starring Darren McGavin; it is now a holiday favorite all across the country. Mr. Dudzick went on to write a comedic semi-autobiographical series of plays about growing up Catholic in Buffalo called the Over the Tavern Trilog ...

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Me Too, Then! was first presented by Theatre Matrix in New York City on March 4th, 1980, under the direction of Eileen Albert.

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