Goose and Tomtom

by  David Rabe

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  7m, 2f

The author of Hurlyburly again explores the struggle between hope and anguish in the human spirit.

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Goose and Tomtom

by  David Rabe

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

The author of Hurlyburly again explores the struggle between hope and anguish in the human spirit in this story of two small-time jewel thieves united in a strangely unsettling friendship and the constant fight to prove to themselves and others how tough they are. But when their frantic scheming suddenly begins to betray them in mysterious ways, they find themselves trapped into a kidnapping and a murder over which they seem to have no control. Or do they? Sean Penn and Harvey Keitel starred in the Lincoln Center production.
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Reviews

REVIEWS 

"Through poetic dialogue and lurid hypersensitivity, Rabe throws together life's simple pleasures and the great unexplained mysteries of the universe...a wild, high-energy ride through plot and action." - LAist, Read More 

"[Goose and Tomtom] is almost always hilarious. Or unsettling. Or both." - Los Angeles Times, Read More

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: An apartment in the underworld

Casting

7m, 2f
TOMTOM
GOOSE
LORRAINE
LULU
BINGO
MAN 1
MAN 2
MAN 3
MAN 4
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Authors

David Rabe

David Rabe

Goose and Tomtom premiered at The Public Theater in New York City in May 1982 under the direction of John Pynchon Holmes.

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