Hello, Out There

by  William Saroyan

Short Play, Drama  /  3m, 2f

"Hello, Out There" reveals the adventure of Photo Finish, an itinerant gambler, who is arrested and jailed in a small Texas town and charged with rape. 

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Hello, Out There

by  William Saroyan

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    3m, 2f
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Hello, Out There reveals the adventure of Photo Finish, an itinerant gambler, who is arrested and jailed in a small Texas town and charged with rape. The charge is a lie, but the only one who hears Photo's call for justice and understanding is Emily, a young girl who cooks for the prisoners. Photo gives all his money to Emily before a mob breaks into the jail and the lying woman's husband shoots him.
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  • High School/Secondary
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  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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  • Setting: A little jailhouse in Matador, Texas.

Casting

3m, 2f
THE YOUNG GAMBLER
THE GIRL
THE HUSBAND
THE WIFE
ANOTHER MAN
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Authors

William Saroyan

William Saroyan

Hello, Out There premiered on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre in September 1942 under the direction of Eddie Dowling.

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