Pop Goes the Weasel

by  Henry Meyerson

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  5m or f

"Pop Goes the Weasel...a sharp, very original piece uses musical chairs as a metaphor for the way we live now; it takes on a surprising added resonance in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack...a smart and interesting work." - NYTheatre.com

Read more +

Pop Goes the Weasel

by  Henry Meyerson

License Estimator

Use this tool for cost estimates based on your specific needs.

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Life may be a game, but be sure to hold on to your chair. 

A part of the collection Proceed to Checkout.

Read more +

Reviews

REVIEWS

"Pop Goes the Weasel...a sharp, very original piece uses musical chairs as a metaphor for the way we live now; it takes on a surprising added resonance in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack...a smart and interesting work." - NYTheatre.com.

Keywords

Death

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: Bare stage; 4 chairs.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

5m or f
See all +

Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

Actors are unnamed; pronouns are irrelevant so that they may be changed to suit the actors cast. Overall, the demographics of the cast are irrelevant

Resources

More

Authors

Henry Meyerson

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

View full profile

Pop Goes the Weasel premiered at Harbor Theatre's 2001 One-Act Play Festival, Harbor Currents, directed by Amanda Selwyn.

Now Playing

Community Experiences