The Blonde and Other Slight Distractions

by  David L. Paterson

Collection / Anthology, Comedy  /  3m, 2f, 3m or f

"Paterson creates stories bristling with character, texture and wit." - The Village Voice
"Intelligent, funny dialogues" - Time Out NY
"Rewards in abundance" - The New York Times

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The Blonde and Other Slight Distractions

by  David L. Paterson

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The Blonde and Other Slight Distractions

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f, 3m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

A great collection of shorts by Paterson, these award winning one-acts are perfect for scene studies, two person auditions, scene nights and showcases, providing a wide variety of characters both humorous and thought provoking. A kid-napping gone awry, two distant brothers try to reconnect, a pair of lovers face a daunting family holiday, a smarmy stockholder tries to charm his way into heaven, a friend is forced to bury a friend, and siblings seeking an amicable divorce completes this theatrical compilation. Titles included in this collection:
The Blonde(1m, 1f)
Thanksgetting (2 characters, m/f)
Final Approach (2 characters, m/f)
Closure (3 characters m/f)
One Last Time (2 characters, m/f)
The Gate (2m, 1m/f)
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Reviews

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

"Intelligent, funny dialogues" - Time Out NY

"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 companion piece

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • 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

3m, 2f, 3m or f
The Blonde
EDDIE
GLORIA

Thanksgetting
JIM/JAIME
ALLEN/ALEX

Final Approach
KATE/KYLE
STEPHANIE/sTEVE

Closure
DOUG/DANA
SCOTT/SARA
WAITER/WAITRESS

One Last Time
ALLEN/ELLEN
JAMES/JANET

The Gate
JOHN
MEL
PIZZA BOY/GRANNY/UPS GUY
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting

Casting Notes

Parts for up to 15 actors

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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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