A Gentleman and a Scoundrel

by  Jack Sharkey

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 1f

"Side splitting." - Lerner Voice

"Delightful...lighthearted, fast paced quality entertainment." - Daily Chronicle

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A Gentleman and a Scoundrel

by  Jack Sharkey

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

An underpaid worker hires himself in disguise as his own assistant to increase his income. His sweetheart falls for his phony self and he becomes his own rival.

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Reviews

"Side splitting." - Lerner Voice

"A comedy with the accent on fun." - Beacon News

"Delightful...lighthearted, fast paced quality entertainment." - Daily Chronicle

Keywords

Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Fred's apartment in Jackson Heights, Long Island, NY.
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

2m, 1f

FRED DICKSON - a mild-mannered products analyst.
JENNY CORELL - Fred's employer, a liberated woman.
BASIL PRONKER - a credit investigator.

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

Casting Notes

The role of Basil could be played by a woman.

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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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