A Play by Play Spectacle of Ourselves

by  Robert Patrick

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

"Brilliant. Ornate richness of language. A beautiful, astonishingly well developed plot." - L.A. Times.

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A Play by Play Spectacle of Ourselves

by  Robert Patrick

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  • Cast Size

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    3m, 3f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce

Additional Info

Six players in an unidentified Shakespearean play decide to see who can steal the show. The Leading Lady and Leading Man start out trying to out sparkle one another. But jealousy runs rampant and each enlists the aid of bit players. There are two Clowns whose egos outrun their abilities, a Character Man who is supposed to have one scene, but decides that by being a Villain he can become the star. The play is full of outrageous monologues and soliloquies, dynamic confrontations, and a finale that touches the heart and the funnybone at once.
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"Brilliant. Ornate richness of language. A beautiful, astonishingly well developed plot." - L.A. Times.

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

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  • Setting: The stage of your theatre. The night of your performance.

Casting

3m, 3f

CONFIDANT - a young girl or older woman, devoted to the show, doing her small part as best she can.
ACTOR ONE - an old hand, hammy in his acting sytle, tutor to...
ACTOR TWO - a young boy in his first show, awkward and amateurish.
LEADING MAN - handsome, tall, full of swagger and style.
LEADING LADY - is she beautiful? She certainly makes up think so, with her classic style and accomplished charm.
CHARACTER MAN - short, and/or fat, and/or hunchbacked. He has superb acting technique, but is unsuitable for romantic leads.

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Robert Patrick

Robert Patrick

PLAY BY PLAY was first presented by La Mama E.T.C. in December 1972.

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