This chilling play, first published in "The Best Short Plays," focuses on the lengths greedy people will go to win valuable gifts. In a broadcasting studio, the master of ceremonies challenges a contestant to call an old girlfriend he knows is engaged and get a date with her. She finally agrees to see him and he wins his prizes in the presence of his fiancee, who's agreed to go along with the whole tasteless act.
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: Stage right is a radio studio; stage left, a girl's room.
- Additional Features: No intermission
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
WALTER CARTRIGHT - 30
CATHERINE HORTON - 28
The Next Contestant was first performed as one of a series of short plays produced by the Ensemble Studio Theater in New York City in 1978.