I Ought To Be In Pictures

by  Neil Simon

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  1m, 2f

Herb, a Hollywood scriptwriter currently “at liberty,” is surprised when his forgotten past reappears in the form of Libby, a teenage daughter who’s trekked from Brooklyn with dreams of movie stardom. 

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I Ought To Be In Pictures

by  Neil Simon

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    1m, 2f
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    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)

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Herb, a Hollywood scriptwriter currently “at liberty,” is surprised when his forgotten past reappears in the form of Libby, a teenage daughter who’s trekked from Brooklyn with dreams of movie stardom. With Steffy, his sometime paramour, at his side, Herb decides to take another stab at fatherhood and hopefully this time, get it right.

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"Terrific [...] sweet, dandy and touching [...] a mature, memorable play that brings joy to the season." - New York Post

"A finely tuned theatrical blend of hilarity, honesty, directly and deeply felt emotion. Go." - WCBS-TV

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  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance

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  • Setting: West Hollywood, CA

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1m, 2f

LIBBY
STEFFY
HERB

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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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I Ought to be in Pictures opened on Broadway on April 3rd, 1980 under the direction of Herbert Ross.

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