Secrets of the Trade

by  Jonathan Tolins

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  4m, 1f

"A terrific ensemble cast...this bittersweet valentine to the world of theater...nicely balances a light-hearted humor with moments of tension and drama. " - TheatreMania.com

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Secrets of the Trade

by  Jonathan Tolins

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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In show business, it's all about who you know. Or is it? Andy Lipman, a smart, ambitious kid from Long Island dreams of a career on Broadway and hopes that his idol, theater legend Martin Kerner, can give it to him. Will Kerner open Andy's door to success, or will their complicated relationship force him to question a life in the theater?
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"A terrific ensemble cast...this bittersweet valentine to the world of theater...nicely balances a light-hearted humor with moments of tension and drama. " - TheatreMania.com

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Performing Groups

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

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  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

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  • Time Period: 1990s, 1980s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: New York, California, and Masachusetts. 1980 - 1990

Casting

4m, 1f
ANDREW LIPMAN - A precocious boy from Long Island.  He begins the play at sixteen.
JOANNE LIPMAN - His mother, a high school teacher and former dancer.
PETER LIPMAN - Andy’s father, an architect.
MARTIN KERNER - A famous writer and director for the Broadway stage. A brilliant and charismatic older man.
BRADLEY - Kerner’s personal assistant of many years.
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Jonathan Tolins

Jonathan Tolins

Secrets of the Trade premiered at the Black Dahlia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA in March 2008 under the direction of Matt Shakman.

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