Pasquini the Magnificent

by  Sam Ingraffia

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 1f

A has been magician is making a comeback at a convention of meat packers. He encounters a woman in tears who has just slapped her husband for his philandering.

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Pasquini the Magnificent

by  Sam Ingraffia

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

A has been magician is making a comeback at a convention of meat packers. He encounters a woman in tears who has just slapped her husband for his philandering. The magician and woman start out at odds but come to commiserate with each other, after which the magician goes on to perform with new confidence.

Published in Off Off Broadway Plays, 18th Series.

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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Reviews

"...A slice-of-life drama that is intriguing and entertaining." - Drama-Logue/Backstage West

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A storeroom.
  • Additional Features: Local Celebrity Cameo, Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m, 1f

JACK THOMAS - (40s), A wholesale meat broker.   He thinks he's more clever than he really is.
ENZO PASQUINI - (50-60s),  And aging magician. He's trying to come back after suffering a stroke.MARION KELLY - (40-50), An attractive housewife.  Under her quiet exterior is a fiesty spirit.

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

Great roles for mature actors.

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Authors

Sam Ingraffia

Sam Ingraffia is an award-winning writer/producer. His plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles and in numerous regional theaters.  After a very successful run in Los Angeles, his play Chateau Rene moved to New York Ci ...

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