Jackie: An American Life

by  Gip Hoppe

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  8m or f

"Gip Hoppe has a real talent for comic lampoon." - New York Times
"A complete delight ... done with such heart and high comedy that you may not want to leave the theatre." - The New Yorker


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Jackie: An American Life

by  Gip Hoppe

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m or f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Biography
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Here is a hilarious theatrical cartoon about Jackie Kennedy from which only its heroine emerges unscathed. Her life is presented as a fractured fairy tale of deliriously affectionate satire.
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Reviews

"One of the most irreverent shows to come to Broadway in quite a while.... Jackie is satire with respect!" - WNBC-TV

"Gip Hoppe has a real talent for comic lampoon." - New York Times

"A complete delight ... done with such heart and high comedy that you may not want to leave the theatre." - The New Yorker

"Worthy of Monty Python." - New York Post

"Wonderful and inventive." - Newsday

"Terrific fun!" - New York Daily News

"A clever cartoon caper ... [with] screwball staging and glib caricaturing." - Newark Star-Ledger

"It's nothing short of brilliant." - Boston Herald

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1960s, 1950s
  • Additional Features: Puppetry
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

8m or f

SOTHEBY'S AUCTIONEER
JACQUELINE KENNEDY
BLACK JACK BOUVIER
JANET BOUVIER
LEE BOUVIER
HUGH AUCHINCLOSS
WARD JOHNSON
SUSAN
BIFF HUTCHINSON, III, MONY & CALVIN
BETTY FRETZ
JOHN HUSTED
MARTHA BARTLETT
JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY
INGA
BJORN
EUNICE KENNEDY
PAT KENNEDY
JEAN KENNEDY
TEDDY KENNEDY
BOBBY KENNEDY
JOE KENNEDY
ROSE KENNEDY
FRANK SINATRA
THE RAT PACK
MARILYN MONROE
TRUMAN CAPOTE
HOWARD K. SMITH
SANDER VANOCER
RICHARD NIXON
OLEG CASSINI
CHARLES COLLINGWOOD, CBS NEWS
ARISTOTLE ONASSIS
ABRAHAM ZAPRUDER
ZAPRUDER'S SECRETARY
RON GALELLA
A CHORUS
CHRISTINA ONASSIS
MUR DOCH
THE SECRET SERVICE
AMERICAN, FRENCH CITIZENS, GREEKS,
APPLIANCES AND FURNITURE




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Cast Attributes

  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

Actors to play multiple roles

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Authors

Gip Hoppe

Gip Hoppe

Jackie: An American Life premiered at the Academy Playhouse in New Orleans, Massachusetts inn 1992.

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