Coping

by  Dave Reiser, Jack Sharkey

Musical Revue / Cabaret, Comedy  /  1m, 2f

A hilarious revue with only three players, minimal props, and no set at all, which is guaranteed to keep audiences howling with glee from opening curtain to riotous finale.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

How do you cope with a nuclear power plant in your neighborhood? With your daughter bringing home swains whose purple hair doesn't quite hide their earrings? With fickle lovers - your husband's Other Woman - sojourns in the hospital - early retirement - a fiance whose hobby is stealing cars - in fact, with just about any problem one has to face? This hilariously informative and Machiavellianly educational shows that absolutely nothing that occurs in life cannot be summarily and rather delightfully dealt with.

Only three players, minimal props, and no set at all, and guaranteed to keep audiences howling with glee from opening curtain to riotous finale.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: A bare stage which could be anywhere.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

1m, 2f

GEORGE - debonair and amiable, but slightly egotistical.
EILEEN - gracious and patrician, but quick with a quip.
MAXINE - brash and hoydenish, but warm marshmallow within.

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

Casting Notes

Plus pianist

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

Full Package

 4 Piano/Vocal Scores Available


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Authors

Dave Reiser

Dave Reiser

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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