Dreamboats

by  Avery Hart

Short Play, Comedy  /  5m, 1f

Susan Matthews comes to the big city to marry her hometown boyfriend Roger, and receives a rude shock: Roger is leaving to pursue a career as a rock star in Anchorage. So, Susan sets out to meet some of the city's available men. Winner of the 8th Annual Samuel French Short Play Festival!

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Susan Matthews comes to the big city to marry her hometown boyfriend Roger, and receives a rude shock: Roger is leaving to pursue a career as a rock star in Anchorage! So, Susan sets out to meet some of the city's available men. These include Fred, a programmer who speaks in Basic Boring; Jim, a maniacal corporate lawyer who's certain every single girl wants to marry him; and Neil, the "perfect man" (but, alas, married). By the time John shows up, Susan has learned all the wrong lessons from this motley collection of dreamboats--and she almost loses her chance with the one who just might be the answer to her dreams. included in the Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 8th Series.

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Accolades

  • Winner! The 8th Annual Samuel French Off Off Short Play Broadway Festival.

Keywords

Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A small, uncared for New York City Apartment.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

5m, 1f
SUSAN
ROGER
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Avery Hart

Avery Hart

Dreamboats was presented in the 8th Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, in May 1983.

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