Cheaters

by  Michael Jacobs

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

"Downright hilarious!" - New York Post

"Welcome heights of hilarity!" - The New Yorker

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Allen and Michelle have been living together for eighteen months. It is the first real relationship for both of them. Michelle thinks they should marry; Allen isn't sure. His hesitancy drives her home to her parents for advice. Michelle's Father isn't aware that it is Allen's mother he has been seeing for the last six months and would now like to get rid of, nor does Michelle's mother know that it is Allen's father she has just spent the night with and would like to see more of. The pieces fall uproariously into place when the parents decide to meet the young lovers over dinner to lend their maturity and experience for the benefit of their children's relationship. It's suddenly everyone for himself in this wild, rollicking look at love and romance.
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Reviews

"Downright hilarious!" - New York Post

"Welcome heights of hilarity!" - The New Yorker

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: Act I - Rooms in New York City and Union, New Jersey; homes in Larchmont, New York, and Englewood, New Jersey.

    Act II - The home in Englewood, New Jersey.
  • 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

3m, 3f

MONICA
HOWARD
SAM
GRACE
MICHELLE
ALLEN

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Authors

Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs

Cheaters was first produced on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City on January 15, 1978, under the direction of Robert Drivas. 

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