Who's Out There?

by  Jack Krentzlin

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

A successful New York Play director has undergone an emotional and personal crisis. He is trying to get back on his feet and his friends are reaching out to try to help him. Unfortunately, people have never devised a system of really communicating with each other and, as he talks to first the janito…

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Who's Out There?

by  Jack Krentzlin

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A successful New York Play director has undergone an emotional and personal crisis. He is trying to get back on his feet and his friends are reaching out to try to help him. Unfortunately, people have never devised a system of really communicating with each other, as he talks to first the janitor, then the young girl who rescued him from alcoholism, then the woman he is in love with, then the producer and friend who is putting on his come back play, and finally his son. He, and they, fail to really understand the other's needs. They even fail to understand their own needs. This failure is played out at all levels.
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Keywords

Love, Memory

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: The stage of a Broadway theatre; present day. 

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m, 3f

KURT ENGELS- In middle forties, graying slightly; hawk-like look. A man who has known trouble but who has survived it. 

SAM PARRISH- An old man, middle sixties, approaching seventy; totally uneducated but with pride. 

JANIE- A beautiful young girl in her early twenties. As the play says, stunningly beautiful but with a hurt look in her eyes. 

SECOND GIRL- Attractive young girl in her early twenties who would be a friend of Janie's. 

ELAINE- Stunningly beautiful woman in early or middle forties, who, because of her complexion and figure, appears to be in her early thirties; charming. 

CHARLIE- Middle-aged man in late forties, early fifties. As the play describes him, the appearance of the ex-athlete; thinning hair and thickening waistline; an extrovert. 

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