The Blonde

by  David L. Paterson

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

"Paterson creates stories bristling with character, texture and wit." - The Village Voice
Eddie kidnaps Gloria from a supermarket car park and takes her to a basement. She thinks that he wants to rape and kill her but he says that he just wants to talk - but when it comes to that, Gloria can talk the hind legs off a donkey.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • 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 The Blonde, Eddie kidnaps Gloria from a supermarket car park and takes her to a basement. She thinks that he wants to rape and kill her but he says that he just wants to talk - but when it comes to that, Gloria can talk the hind legs off a donkey.
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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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

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

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A dusty, windowless concrete room.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 1f
EDDIE - a stocky, clumsy looking man
GLORIA - a pleasant woman in her thirties
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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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