Match Point

by  Frank D. Gilroy

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 2f

Two women strike up a pool side conversation at a desert resort. They discover their husbands have been coming to the resort at the same time for many years but have never spoken. 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Two women strike up a pool side conversation at a desert resort. They discover their husbands have been coming to the resort at the same time for many years but have never spoken. The younger woman inquires about the other's spouse and is told that he died. Several days later, when the husband arrives, he learns that a young woman they didn't know committed suicide. The husband is traumatized the perfect murder has been committed.

Published in the collection A Way with Words

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Reviews

REVIEWS 

"As brief as a blackout. A cautionary tale by a skilled practitioner of the one act form." - The New York Times

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: Poolside at a desert resort.

Casting

1m, 2f
MRS. DUNN
MRS. ALBERT
MR. ALBERT
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Frank D. Gilroy

Frank Daniel Gilroyis an award-winning playwright, producer, screenwriter and director. After graduating from Dartmouth College and the Yale School of Drama, he contributed profusely as a writer to the golden age of television. His impressive first play, Who'll Save the Plowboy?, won an Obie Award in 1962. In 1965, his ...

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Match Point premiered at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City in 1992 under the direction of Billy Hopkins.

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