A Closer Look

by  Arlene Hutton

Short Play, Drama  /  5f

Here is a behind the scenes look at the host and crew of a daytime television talk show as they spar for position during a break between taping segments.

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A Closer Look

by  Arlene Hutton

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    5f
  • Accolades

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    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

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Here is a behind the scenes look at the host and crew of a daytime television talk show as they spar for position during a break between taping segments.

Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 26th Series.

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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

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  • Setting: Tish's dressing room in the studio where her talk show is taped.

Casting

5f
DENISE - a hairdresser, probably still in her thirties
LAINIE - a dresser, probably forty
TISH - a talk show host, won't tell her age
AMANDA - a segment producer, definitely under thirty
BOBBI - a make-up artist, fifties
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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Arlene Hutton

Arlene Hutton is a member of New Dramatists and a MacDowell Colony fellow. She is the author of Last Train to Nibroc (2000 New York Drama League Best Play nomination) and the Shaker drama As It Is In Heaven, both of which were selected for Smith & Kraus Best Women Playwrights anthologies. A four-time Heideman Award ...

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 A Closer Look was first presented as part of Women@Work at Vital Theatre Company, under artistic director Stephen Sunderlin, in New York City in June 2002. It was directed by Sharon Fallon. The play was subsequently presented by Vital Theatre Company as part of the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival on August 12, 2002. It was also directed by Sharon Fallon.

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