Little Murders

by  Jules Feiffer

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  6m, 2f

"Jules Feiffer, a satirical sharpshooter with a deadly aim, stares balefully at the meaningless violence in American life, and opens fire on it in Little Murders. Devastatingly lethal in some of its coldly savage comic assaults." - New Y…

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Little Murders

by  Jules Feiffer

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Depressed New Yorker Alfred Chamberlain is engaged to perky, can-do Patsy Newquist. As their wedding day grows near, Alfred finds himself embroiled in an urban nightmare not the least of which is his fiance's family, the possiblity of marriage without Faith, muggings, and a sniper's bullet.
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Reviews

"Jules Feiffer, a satirical sharpshooter with a deadly aim, stares balefully at the meaningless violence in American life, and opens fire on it in Little Murders. Devastatingly lethal in some of its coldly savage comic assaults." - New York Post

"Fantastically funny." - The New York Times

Keywords

Death, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The play is set in the Newquist family's apartment. An afternoon in February and subsequently two months later, four months later, and six months later.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

6m, 2f

CAROL NEWQUIST - Patsy's father.

MARJORIE NEWQUIST - Patsy's mother.

KENNY NEWQUIST - Patsy's brother.

PATSY NEWQUIST

ALFRED CHAMBERLAIN - Patsy's fiance.

HENRY DUPAS - A clergyman.

MILES PRACTICE - LieUtenant, N.Y.C. Homicide Squad.

THE JUDGE

ASSORTED WEDDING GUESTS

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