Final Approach

by  David L. Paterson

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m or f

"Paterson creates stories bristling with character, texture and wit." - The Village Voice
Kate and Stephanie are driving to spend the holidays with Kate's family. They go through all their traits and dislikes so that Stephanie doesn't put her foot in it again.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m or f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

One of Paterson's celebrated shorts from his collection, The Blonde and Other Slight Distractions. Perfect for scene studies, two person auditions, scene nights and showcases, providing a wide variety of characters both humorous and thought provoking. In Final Approach, Kate and Stephanie are driving to spend the holidays with Kate's family. They go through all their traits and dislikes so that Stephanie doesn't put her foot in it again.
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Reviews

"Paterson creates stories bristling with character, texture and wit." - The Village Voice

"Intelligent, funny dialogues" - Time Out New York

"Rewards in abundance" - The New York Times

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
    $75 with other plays in collection

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Setting: The front seat of a car

Casting

2m or f
KATE/KYLE
STEPHANIE/STEVEN
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Cast Attributes

  • Cross gender casting

Casting Notes

The two characters’ genders can change for casting purposes.

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Authors

David L. Paterson

An Award-winning playwright and screenwriter, David has penned over two-dozen plays, 15 of which are published through Samuel French, Inc. His works have been performed on Broadway, Off Broadway and throughout the world. He is the only playwright ever to have three plays premiere on the New York City stage in one mont ...

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