We Were Dancing

by  Noël Coward

Short Play, Comedy  /  5m, 3f

One of the Tonight At 8:30series produced in London and New York. Single Karl and married Louise spend the night dancing and plan to run away togather, but the next morning they realize how little they know about each other.

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We Were Dancing

by  Noël Coward

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes

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One of the Tonight At 8:30 series produced in London and New York. Single Karl and married Louise grow sentimental while waltzing and fall desperately in love. When Louise’s stodgy husband finds them kissing, she must ask her new lover his name in order to introduce him to her socially impeccable husband. After a night of discussion, frequently interrupted by sandwiches and drinks, Louise wins her freedom but finds, in the light of dawn, that she doesn’t want it.
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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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Details

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The Verandah of the Country Club at Samolo.
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Play w/ Music

Casting

5m, 3f
KARL SANDYS
LOUISE CHARTERIS
IPPAGA
GEORGE DAVIES
EVA BLAKE
CLARA BETHEL
HUBERT CHARTERIS
MAJOR BLAKE
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Noël Coward

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (1899-1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise." Born in Teddington, a suburb of London, Mr. Coward attended a dance academy in L ...

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We Were Dancing was first produced as one of a series of nine one-act plays under the title Tonight At 8:30 at the Phoenix Theatre in January, 1936 under the direction of Noel Coward.

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