Auto-Erotic Misadventure

by  F.J. Hartland

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

Brandon (a male hustler), Cliff (a moralistic homosexual), and Norma (an overweight secretary with a domineering mother) share a townhouse in Washington. Loneliness and fear draw them together, then self centeredness and mistrust tear them apart. Winner of the 8th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival Short Play Festival. 

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Auto-Erotic Misadventure

by  F.J. Hartland

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Brandon (a male hustler), Cliff (a moralistic homosexual) and Norma (an overweight secretary with a domineering mother) share a townhouse in Washington, D.C. Loneliness and fear draw them together, then self centeredness and mistrust tear them apart. Months later, when each has a new life in a new location, their versions of their former relationships with each other are disclosed.  In Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 8th Series.

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Accolades

  • Winner! The 8th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: 3 Areas: a bar; a kitchen/pantry; a small armchair.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

2m, 1f
CLIFF
NORMA
BRANDON
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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Authors

F.J. Hartland

F. J. Hartland has a reputation as a published playwright, professional actor, award-winning director and respected theatre reviewer. He holds a BA in English from Westminster College and an MFA in Playwriting from Carnegie-Mellon University. He made his NYC debut as a playwright at the age of 23 when the Ensemble Stud ...

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Auto-Erotic Misadventure was presented at the 8th Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, sponsored by Double Image Theatre, in May 1983.

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