Pushover

by  Jack Sharkey, Ken Easton

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 3f

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This unusual musical tells the story of Samson with reverence for biblical facts, yet with an eye to the wryly incongruous behavior of its hero-- and his impact upon the young Israelites who look up to him, despite his casual approach to his vows. Musical styling will surprise and delight you, rangi…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Docudrama/Historic, Faith-based
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

This unusual musical tells the story of Samson with reverence for biblical facts, yet with an eye to the wryly incongruous behavior of its hero-- and his impact upon the young Israelites who look up to him, despite his casual approach to his vows. Musical styling will surprise and delight you, ranging as it does from waltz to beguine to ragtime, perfectly suited to the widely varying moods of the plot. The much reprised and hilarious "Sincerity Rag" will start your audiences' feet tapping.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: The Ancient Middle Eastern environs
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: Small

Casting

2m, 3f

Principal Players
SAMSON, Judge of Israel
MOM, his mother
DAD, his father
BRIDE, his intended wife
DALILAH, his betrayer

Supporting Players
PHILISTINES  - Soldiers and Wedding Guests
BOYS - the young Israelites who admire Samson
CHORUS

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Expandable casting

Casting Notes

Plus Chorus

Resources

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Full Package

6 Piano/Vocal Scores

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Authors

Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey (1931-1992) was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college with a BA in the Creative Writing Field of the English major. After that, he taught school for two years from 1953 to 1955. In mid-1955, Mr. Sharkey enlisted in th ...

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Ken Easton

Ken Easton

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