The Man with the Plastic Sandwich

by  Roger Karshner

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

"The best new dinner theatre play I've yet encountered." - Kansas City Star
Fired after twenty years, Walter Price encounters three provocative characters while contemplating his options on a park bench.

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The Man with the Plastic Sandwich

by  Roger Karshner

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Fired after twenty years, Walter Price encounters three provocative characters while contemplating his options on a park bench: Ellie, a high spirited ingenue who represents hope; Haley, a distinguished hobo representing wisdom; and Lenore, a hooker who represents reality.
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Reviews

"You will laugh until your sides feel as if they will burst, until your eyes begin to water, until you are sure that one more clever line or witty exchange will send you into a laughing fit from which you may never recover." - The Chicago Sun Times

"Truly high comedy...I can't think of a soul who wouldn't love the off beat characters." - Chicago Reporter/Progress Newspapers

"The best new dinner theatre play I've yet encountered." - Kansas City Star

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: A bench in a city park.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

2m, 2f
WALTER PRICE
ELLIE
HALEY
LENORE
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Cast Attributes

  • Not Applicable

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Authors

Roger Karshner

Roger Karshner

The Man with the Plastic Sandwich was first presented by Tod Booth at the Drury Lane Theatre in Evergreen Park, Illinois on January 16, 1981. It was directed by Tod Booth.

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