Academia Nuts

by  Gregg Kreutz

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

"Double over with laughter funny." -WSTV/WRKY

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Academia Nuts

by  Gregg Kreutz

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Professor Peter Smedforson lives in a quiet New England college town, in the former home of poet E.R. Lennox whose writings are the subject of his scholarly life's work. Reclusive Peter finds his sedate life is suddenly turned upside down when his home is invaded by Tammi, a free spirit from Atlantic City whose luck has run out, Judith, another Lennox scholar determined to unearth a lost manuscript in his home, and by Stewart, Judith's reprehensible ex-husband who is trying to beat her to the manuscript. The discovery of said manuscript and the revelation of its surprising secret provide a hilarious climax to this urbane and quick witted comedy by the author of the popular farce Bottoms Up!
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Double over with laughter funny." - WSTV/WRKY

"Take a couple of stodgy academics, add one pseudo-academic/wild child and one down-to-earth--or maybe "earthy" is the better description--topless dancer, and you have the makings of a hilarious little comedy called "Academia Nuts." - Jennifer Brummett, Advocate Messenger

Keywords

Friendship, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Outdoor
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The set is the living room in Professor Peter Smedforson's nineteenth century house. Once elegant, it is now cluttered with professorial accumulations--statues, notebooks, paintings, file cabinets, and books--plenty of books; some on shelves, some in stac
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

2m, 2f
TAMMI – A free spirit on the run from her Atlantic City legal troubles. She has a slight southern accent 
JUDITH PIXNER – An up-and-coming literary scholar. Prim, proper, and poised for the academic brass ring.
STEWART – Judith’s ex-husband. A man exploring the outer reaches of shamlessness.
PETER SMEDFORSON – Well-established, highly published college professor. Strong on twentieth century American poetry, weak on real life. 
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Multicultural casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

The age of the cast can be anywhere from late twenties to late forties. Tammi is a down-on-her-luck party girl from Atlantic City, Judith is a prim and proper scholar, Stewart is a desperate striver after academic glory, and Peter has let his obsession fo

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Authors

Gregg Kreutz

Gregg Kreutz has written three full length plays that are published by Samuel French. They have been and continue to be performed world wide, and one of them - Bottoms Up!-  has been translated into (of all things) Dutch. In addit ...

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Academia Nuts first premiered on July 28, 1994 at the Brooke Hill’s Playhouse in Wellsburg, West Virgina under the direction of Gregg Kreutz.

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