Getting Up the Rent

by  Eric Monte

Short Play, Comedy  /  7m, 3f

Upon recieving an eviction notice, the members of the Evans family try to gather up the seventy four dollars they need to pay their rent. While JJ and Florida try to get the money honestly, James puts on his hustler hat and heads to the local pool hall. When he comes home with wads of cash, Florida believes their newfound wealth to be a miracle- and James doesn’t have the heart to break the news of how he got it. 

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Getting Up the Rent

by  Eric Monte

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

Upon recieving an eviction notice, the members of the Evans family try to gather up the seventy four dollars they need to pay their rent. While JJ and Florida try to get the money honestly, James puts on his hustler hat and heads to the local pool hall. When he comes home with wads of cash, Florida believes their newfound wealth to be a miracle- and James doesn’t have the heart to break the news of how he got it. Based on the first ever “Good Times” episode to be produced. 


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Keywords

Parenting/Family

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1970s
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The home of the Evans family. 
  • 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

7m, 3f

FLORIDA EVANS

JAMES EVANS

JAMES JUNIOR

THELMA

MICHAEL

WILLONA

TOM (MOVING MAN)

EDDIE (MOVING MAN)

HUSTLER

MONTY

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Authors

Eric Monte

Eric Monte

Getting Up the Rent was originally presented on February 8th, 1974, as an episode of the "Good Times" series on CBS Television Network. 

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