Double Exposure

by  Jack Sharkey

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 3f

Jed Jericho is a fading Hollywood star trying to hide his second career as a children's book writer.

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Double Exposure

by  Jack Sharkey

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 3f
  • Duration


    90 minutes
  • SubGenre


    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Jed Jericho is a fading Hollywood star known for his envelope-pushing movies. Very concerned about his image, he is staking everything on winning an Oscar and all things going well with his fiance actress, Val. This is no time for his hidden career as a children's book writer to start taking off and ruin his acting image. He and his agent come up with a plot to have a meek messenger, Sidney, to act as the book writer so he can save face. Gags and jokes ensue when obstacle after obstacle are put in front of Jed in this silly mixed identity farce.

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Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: Present Day, 1970s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Jed's home in Bel Air, L.A., for the most part, with one brief stopover at a podium.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes


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


4m, 3f
JED JERICHO - a super-macho movie star.
DOLLY HOLIDAY - a publisher of children's books.
VALERIE CASTLE - Jed's fiancee, a movie starlet.
ARCHIE FELDON - Jed's agent and friend.
BESSIE CLARK - Jed's longtime housekeeper.
SIDNEY BASCOMB - a studio messenger.
MORGAN KREISLER - head of Palatial Pictures, Inc.
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast



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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