by  Isidore Elias

Short Play, Drama  /  2m

An electrifying encounter between a mercantile chiseler and his friend.

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  • Duration


    40 minutes
  • Accolades


    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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An electrifying encounter between a mercantile chiseler and his friend finds each ready to do in the other for a buck. Pithy, graphic dialogue paints a riveting portrait of a ravenous shark looking for victims to devour, making this a stunning and unforgettable drama.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 16th Series.

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  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival




Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1990s
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: Murray's office in New York City's Garment Center.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


MURRAY - Middle-aged, overweight, vital, dyspeptic owner of a garment manufacturing business. Self-assured. Intimidating. Overbearing.
KENNY - Middle-aged textile importer. Keeps himself in better shape than Murray does and consequently looks younger. This is more a result of his tendency to try too hard than of any sense of self-respect he might possess.
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male



Isidore Elias

Isidore Elias' work has been produced in the US, Canada and Europe; most recently, his play, Goods, was at the Vortex (May 2012) and Willow Grove was at the Metropolitan Playhouse (June 2012). Cattaraugus Crick ...

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Goods was first presented by SoupStone Project in April 1990. It was directed by Neile Wiessman.

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