by Luigi Creatore
Full Length Play, Comedy / 3m, 2f
This three part "slice of life" takes place in three different condos and has audiences laughing at the truth they see in what might be their own neighbors - only zanier.
Flamingo Court is made up of three short plays all taking place in an apartment building where several retirees live. Angelina, in 104, is a Neil-Simonesque piece where resident Angelina starts to fall for her neighbor Dominic. The only problem is her sick husband in the other room. Surprises abound as their mutual friend tightropes between being matchmaker and keeping each of their secrets.
Clara, in 204, is the shortest piece and also more somber of the three. Clara is suffering from memory loss and struggles with the idea of being away from her husband, Arthur, in a nursing home.
Harry, in 304, deals with an eighty-nine year-old gentleman who is trying to celebrate his birthday his way; with a hooker. Upon the arrival of his daughter and son-in-law who are trying to get every last penny they can out of their father, Harry has to get even more crafty with his stories.
"While some scenes tear a passion to tatters, other moments will make you shed a heart-felt tear. It's a good prescription for any senior who wants to re-assess what growing older means in the new millennium." - Curtain Up, Read More
"...a breezy and surprisingly endearing triple-play that celebrates the spunk in our aging citizenry." - Princeton Info, Read More
"...lively and well-made...its beauty lies in its plots, themes, and execution." Indie Theatre Now, Read More
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: Present Day
- Setting: All of the action of the plays takes place in a three-story apartment complex in South Florida. Not a retirement village, but many retirees live there.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
ANGELINA - Italian, caring, moved a year ago from Brooklyn.
MARIE - A matchmaker, nosey, abrupt, a trouble maker, says what she thinks. Angelina’s neighbor and best friend.
DOMINIC - Italian. Sensitive, gullible. A man of honor. Romantic.
CLARA - Gentle, firm, opinionated. She has early stage dementia.
ARTHUR - Her husband. To the point, strong direction, knows what he wants.
HARRY - Celebrating his eighty-ninth birthday. Determined, feisty, crusty character.
MARK - A hearing-aid salesman. Polite, honest, intelligent.
CHARITY - Harry’s daughter. Pushy, overbearing, controlling.
WALTER - Charity’s husband. A lawyer. Spineless, completely dominated by his wife.
CHI CHI - A hooker.
- Expandable casting
- Parts for Senior Actors
Characters ages range from 60s to 89. 5 to 10 Actors may be used (depends on whether you want to double or triple roles or not)