Leading Lady

by  James Reach

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6m, 7f

Norma Temple, glamorous New York star, returns for a last look at the stage of the Regal Theatre, scene of her greatest triumphs, which is about to be torn down. There is a prologue, in which Norma is prompted by a budding young actress to reminisce about her appearances at the Regal.

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Leading Lady

by  James Reach

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 7f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

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Norma Temple, glamorous New York star, returns for a last look at the stage of the Regal Theatre, scene of her greatest triumphs, which is about to be torn down. There is a prologue, in which Norma is prompted by a budding young actress to reminisce about her appearances at the Regal. Then, in the play proper, we follow Norma in her pursuit of a theatrical career. Brilliant as an actress and in theatrical judgment, Norma's love life was not successful. Always in the background is Lanny Scott, her director; and their sometimes tempestuous relationship is a highlight. In an epilogue, we discover Norma has finally married and found happiness.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: The Regal Theatre in New York City.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

6m, 7f

TOM - A watchman.
NORMA TEMPLE - A star.
MARIE DOWNS - A personal maid.
SUE HALLER - An interviewer.
HERB MCINTIRE - A stage manager.
LANNY SCOTT - A director.
BEVERLY RODGERS - A playwright.
CONRAD MARLOWE - An actor.
ESTHER PEARSON - A star.
JACK WINSTON - A would-be actor.
FLO FLETCHER - A faded actress.
JUDITH BLAINE - A young actress.
ARMANDO DE CORTEZ - A leading man.

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