Admit One

by  Elyse Nass

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1f

Youth v. age, innocence v. experience is the theme of this delightful comedy. A 75 year old man has placed a personal ad for the companionship of a younger woman. He receives a reply and arranges a meeting in a hotel room where this odd couple get to know each other. Admit One was originally perform…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Youth vs. age, innocence vs. experience is the theme of this delightful comedy. A 75 year old man has placed a personal ad for the companionship of a younger woman. He receives a reply and arranges a meeting in a hotel room where this odd couple get to know each other.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

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

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: A room in a modest, but respectable hotel in midtown Manhattan. 
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

1m, 1f
HAROLD CONKLIN - A feisty seventy-five in good shape; has a certain charm. 
MEGAN MATTHEWS - Fifty-nine, attractive but shy. 
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Multicultural casting
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

HAROLD may be played by an actor age range 60-70s (the character is a 75 year old man). MEGAN may be played by an actress in her 50s.

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Authors

Elyse Nass

Elyse Nass is a New York City based, award winning playwright. Her plays have been produced in New York, around the United States, Canada and abroad. Her trilogy, Three One Act Plays About the Elderly ...

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Admit One was originally performed in the Playwrights Unit of the famed Actors Studio in New York City. It was subsequently presented by the San Diego Repertory Theatre.

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