A View from 151st Street

by  Bob Glaudini

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 3f

A View From 151st Street incorporates elements of spoken word poetry, takes a look at life and death on the titular street in uptown Manhattan. 

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A View from 151st Street

by  Bob Glaudini

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A View From 151st Street incorporates elements of spoken word poetry, takes a look at life and death on the titular street in uptown Manhattan. An undercover cop is undergoing rehabilitation after a shot to the head. As he re-learns words and recovers his memories, a coke-dealer turned wannabe rapper spins into a downward spiral. Cops, rappers, dealers, teachers, hustlers, husbands and wives dwell in the rhythms of rap, raw humor, aphasic staccato and live jazz.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Playwright Bob Glaudini presents a story that emanates intense drama and human emotion." - Show Business Weekly

"Set in Harlem, Mr. Glaudini’s modest, quietly moving drama offers a needed corrective to flashier, more widely disseminated depictions of the meaner streets of Manhattan...Mr. Glaudini is too honest an observer to stoop to easy moralizing. But in showing how those who fall into the underworld withdraw from the embrace of friends and family, he finds a potent image to illustrate the dehumanizing effects of drugs." - The New York Times

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Nudity Nudity/Partial Nudity
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: New York City, The Present. Main set: front room of the Prats apartment. Other areas: Corner of West 151 Street and Broadway, a bed area in VA hospital, an empty city lot, 148th st area, front gate of a construction yard.
  • Additional Features: Stage Combat
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

5m, 3f

DWIGHT
LENA
DELROY
DANIEL
MONROE
MARA
IRENE
RAY

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

Bob Glaudini

Bob Glaudini

A View from 151st Street was originally produced by the LAByrinth Theater Company at the Public Theater. It opened on October 18, 2007.

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