Jake's Women

by  Neil Simon

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  1m, 7f

Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction that with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females.

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Jake's Women

by  Neil Simon

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    1m, 7f
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    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)

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America's premier comic playwright makes another hilarious foray into the world of modern relationships. Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction that with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake's women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. Jake, played by Alan Alda on Broadway, and his women definitely deliver.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"ONE OF SIMON'S BEST."
- The Los Angeles Times

"Fantastically funny...Jake's Women are a wonderful crowd." - The New York Post

"Full of funny lines."-The New Yorker

"Wit and wisecracks aplenty." - UPI

"Spending time with Jake's Women is a wholly justifiable diversion for the audience as well as the protagonist." - The New York Daily News

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  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance

Production

Details

  • Setting: In Jake's apartment in Soho and in his mind.

Casting

1m, 7f

JAKE
MAGGIE
KAREN
MOLLY (at 12)
MOLLY (at 21)
EDITH
JULIE
SHEILA

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Neil Simon

American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world. In addition to Lost In Yonkers, which won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, his plays and musicals include Come Blow Your Horn, Little Me, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Coupl ...

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Jake's Women premiered on Broadway on March 24th, 1992 at the Neil Simon Theatre under the direction of Gene Saks

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