White Suits in Summer

by  Rosary Hartel O'Neill

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

This contemporary Southern romance set in the topsy-turvy world of art. Celebrity artist Susann is determined to reclaim her lost love, Blaise, now married to a sedate New Orleans socialite.

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White Suits in Summer

by  Rosary Hartel O'Neill

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

This contemporary Southern romance set in the topsy-turvy world of art. Celebrity artist Susann is determined to reclaim her lost love, Blaise, now married to a sedate New Orleans socialite. Convinced that she cannot live without him, Susann arranges an exhibition of her works to be held in his new house. Susann's readiness to sacrifice her career, his new wife, and her Mama's boy manager leave Blaise both angry and aroused. Theatrical excitement abounds in this comedy of love vs. duty.
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Keywords

Betrayal, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: A mansion on Exposition Boulevard, New Orleans. We are in a big, finely-proportioned parlor with a high ceiling, Orientals, a crystal chandelier. The atmosphere is that of a grand sanctuary,where the landowner can view Audubon Park as a superior. Floor to-ceiling windows, sometimes used as entrances, open onto a gallery overlooking a wide lawn, which tumbles onto Audubon Park. During the daytime one has the feeling of a semi-tropical park, and at night of an oak garden, which climbs into the stars.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

2m, 2f

BLAISE SALATICH - 28; a handsome, out-of-work actor.
LUCILLE - 38; his serious wife; an art critic.
SUSANNE DUPRE - 28; his ex-lover; a famous painter.
TED CLAPPER - 26; her frustrated manager.
OFFSTAGE VOICES of priests, nurse, and a cop.

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Cast Attributes

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

Casting Notes

Offstage voices of priests, nurse, and a cop.

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Authors

Rosary Hartel O'Neill

Rosary Hartel O’Neill is the author of 25 plays, 18 published by Samuel French, Inc., and three books of nonfiction. The fourth edition of her text The Actor’s Checklist, is used in schools nationwide. Her book The Director As Artist will be published in a second edition in 2018. Her book New Orleans Carnival Krewes: ...

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White Suits in Summer premiered at the Westchester Collaborative Theatre in New York after being awarded the Invitational Staging Award.

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