Lunch Hour (Kerr)

by  Jean Kerr

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f

"Civilized, charming, stylish...Very warm and most amusing... Delicately interweaves laughter and romance." - The New York Times

"An amiable comedy about the eternal quadrangle...The author's most entertaining play in years." - New Y…

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Lunch Hour (Kerr)

by  Jean Kerr

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Never has Jean Kerr's wit had a keener edge or her comic sense more peaks of merriment than in this clever confection which starred Gilda Radner and Sam Waterston on Broadway as a pair whose spouses are having an affair. They counter by "inventing" an affair of their own. He, ironically, is a marriage counsellor and a bit stodgy while his wife easily juggles husband, lover and mother. The other is a kook married to a wealthy man. All ends well for this daffy foursome.
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Reviews

"Civilized, charming, stylish...Very warm and most amusing... Delicately interweaves laughter and romance." - The New York Times
"An amiable comedy about the eternal quadrangle...The author's most entertaining play in years." - New York Daily News

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Additional Features: Not Applicable

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
CARRIE
OLIVER
NORA
PETER 
LEO


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Cast Attributes

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

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Authors

Jean Kerr

Jean Kerr

Lunch Hour premiered on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on November 12, 1980. 

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