Chinamen (from The Two of Us)

by  Michael Frayn

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

Two actors play five characters. She has asked a woman, her new hippy boyfriend and some other guests for dinner. He invited the woman's deserted husband. The object is to keep the estranged husband and wife apart. They dine in two different rooms and maneuver the guests so that these two are never in the same room.  CONTAINED IN THE FOUR PLAY VOLUME "THE TWO OF US."

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Chinamen (from The Two of Us)

by  Michael Frayn

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    1m, 1f
  • SubGenre

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    Farce

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Two actors play five characters. She has asked a woman, her new hippy boyfriend and some other guests for dinner. He invited the woman's deserted husband. The object is to keep the estranged husband and wife apart. They dine in two different rooms and maneuver the guests so that these two are never in the same room.

Published in The Two of Us.

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $100 with other plays in collection

Production

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  • Setting: Dining room of Stephen and Jo's house.

Casting

1m, 1f
STEPHEN
BARNEY
JO
BEE
ALEX
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Casting Notes

STEPHEN & BARNEY are played by an actor; JO, BEE, and ALEX are played by an actress.

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Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933. He began his career as a reporter for the Guardian and later the Observer. After leaving the Observer he continued to write as a columnist as well as publishing novels and plays for television and stage. His plays for stage include: Copenhagen, After Life, The Two of Us, Alph ...

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