The Still Alarm

by  George S. Kaufman

Short Play, Satire/Political Satire  /  5m

Set in the bedroom of a hotel which is on fire. The fun lies in the manner in which it is put out.

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The Still Alarm

by  George S. Kaufman

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    Cast Size

    5m

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Set in the bedroom of a hotel which is on fire. The fun lies in the manner in which it is put out. In the face of most exciting danger, the characters play in the well bred manner of English drawing room actors. All amenities are preserved, even when two firemen come in. One of these might be called a practicing professional, but the other is an amateur musician. Although the fire under them becomes hotter every moment, he begins to tune his fiddle. Against a background of flames seen outside, he advances to the center of the stage and begins to play "Keep the Home Fires Burning."
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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Setting: A hotel bedroom.

Casting

5m
ED
BOB
THE BELLBOY
A FIREMAN
ANOTHER FIREMAN
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male

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Authors

George S. Kaufman

George S. Kaufman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After a brief career as a ribbon salesman, he contributed to the satirical newspaper column of Franklin P. Adams (“F.P.A.”) in the New York Evening Mail; on Adams’ recommendation, he was given a column of his own in the Washington Times in 1912. While servi ...

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