Passing Fancy

by  Claris Nelson

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

A CBS television newscaster returns to her home town in Pennsylvania on the day her divorce is final, hoping to find the life and the love she left behind. Winner of the 7th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival.

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Passing Fancy

by  Claris Nelson

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A CBS television newscaster returns to her home town in Pennsylvania on the day her divorce is final, hoping to find the life and the love she left behind. She arranges to run into her high school sweetheart in his favorite bar. He is still unmarried and works as a foreman in an electronics firm. They rediscover their old romance, but sadly, also discover why a life together is not and wasn't ever possible.
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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival.

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    Minimum Fee: $45 / performance
    $75 / performance of 3 plays
    $100 / performance of 4 or more plays


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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A bar in a medium-size run-down town in central Pennsylvania.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 1f
ROSIE McCAULY - About 27, pretty, thin, highly strung.
NICK - The same age, boisterous, working class.
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Claris Nelson

Claris Nelson

PASSING FANCY was produced in the Seventh Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival by Circle Rep Lab.

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