Smoke and Mirrors (Goodrich)

by  Joseph Goodrich

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 3f

"In Smoke and Mirrors, playwright Joseph Goodrich conjures up a wickedly amusing portrait of a stultifying but nerve-racking workplace." – Backstage.com

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Smoke and Mirrors (Goodrich)

by  Joseph Goodrich

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Set in the break room of a quasi-governmental organization, Smoke and Mirrors follows Anita and a handful of her co-workers through the course of a seemingly normal day, complete with bad cafeteria food, inept bosses, inappropriate e-mails and blood-stained lab-coats. Smoke and Mirrors mingles the comic with the nightmarish, creating a world composed of patriotism and cupcakes, of paranoia and air freshener---a world uncomfortably close to our own.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"In Smoke and Mirrors, playwright Joseph Goodrich conjures up a wickedly amusing portrait of a stultifying but nerve-racking workplace. –Backstage.com"If Kafka scripted an episode of The Office, it might resemble Joseph Goodrich’s bizarre and often intriguing Smoke and Mirrors, set in the smoking room of a nebulous American corporation." – Time Out New York

"In Smoke and Mirrors, playwright Joseph Goodrich conjures up a wickedly amusing portrait of a stultifying but nerve-racking workplace." – Backstage.com

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The play is set in the breakroom of a quasi-governmental organization.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

4m, 3f
MOSES
ANITA
TERRY
TAMMIE
CHAD
DREW
ESTELLE
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Authors

Joseph Goodrich

Joseph Goodrich is an author and dramatist whose plays have been produced across the United States and are published by Samuel French, Playscripts, the Padua Hills Press and Applause Books. His adaptation of Ellery Queen’s Calamity Town was named Best New Script at the 2016 Calgary Theatre Critics Awards, and Park Squa ...

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Smoke and Mirrors was first produced at the Flea Theater, NYC, in the spring of 2007.

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