Once Is Enough

by  Jack Sharkey

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

Authoress Erika Linden is writing a manual on man snatching. Erika's secretary, unwilling to expose her fiance to Erika's charms, finds substitute Brian Merrick to aid Erika in her research. Brian is actually from Immigration, sent to check up on would be American Erika's character. Erika finds she'…

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Once Is Enough

by  Jack Sharkey

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Authoress Erika Linden is writing a manual on man snatching. Erika's secretary, unwilling to expose her fiance to Erika's charms, finds substitute Brian Merrick to aid Erika in her research. Brian is actually from Immigration, sent to check up on would be American Erika's character. Erika finds she's falling in love with Brian but she is too honorable to snatch him away from his supposed fiancee. Her dilemma and gloom prevent her from finishing the book her publisher is anxiously awaiting. This truly delightful romantic comedy was written especially for Elke Sommer.

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Keywords

Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Erika's office/apartment in San Francisco.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • 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

2m, 2f

ERIKA LINDEN, a world-renowned author

JESSIE JARVIS, her personal secretary

BRIAN MERRICK, an unexpected caller

MAX NORDSTROM, Erika's publisher

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey (1931-1992) was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college with a BA in the Creative Writing Field of the English major. After that, he taught school for two years from 1953 to 1955. In mid-1955, Mr. Sharkey enlisted in th ...

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