Hopeful Alice

by  Henry Meyerson

10 Minute Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

Maybe it's the caffeine, but not all relationships are meant to last.

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Hopeful Alice

by  Henry Meyerson

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • SubGenre


    Not Applicable
  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Maybe it's the caffeine, but not all relationships are meant to last. 

A part of the collection Fresh Brewed: Tales from the Coffee Bar. Eight short comedic vignettes, written by Henry Meyerson, about everyday people and their lives.  The plays are clever, funny, sad, humiliating, dysfunctional, functional and…just about people! 

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Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: The setting is a coffee shop; think Starbucks.  Set consists of a couple of chairs and small tables. 
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


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


1m, 1f

BETTY -  20s-30s; dressed for her first date.
FRED -  20s-30; dressed for his first date.

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting



Henry Meyerson

Henry Meyerson's publications with Samuel French include the full-lengths Beware the Man Eating Chicken, Shtick, and

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Hopeful Alice premiered as a part of Fresh Brewed: A Cabaret, at Don't Tell Mama, NY (2008) directed by Tanya Moberly.

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