With or Without You

by  Luigi Jannuzzi

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f, 1girl(s)

"One really wanted to know what happened next." - Louisville Courier Journal
"Funny.... A perfect tournament play to showcase two character parts and comic timing." - Louisville Leo Magazine
Sweet, adorable George is waiting for Mary in a restaurant. He loves her. She does not love him. In response he has alphabetized her mail, rotated her tires, and followed her dates to prove to Mary the unfaithfulness of her new dates.

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With or Without You

by  Luigi Jannuzzi

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f, 1girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

A Perfect (Comedic) One Act Play for a female and male. A terrific festival play. It's about love. Sweet, adorable George is waiting for Mary in a restaurant. He loves her. She does not love him. In response he has alphabetized her mail, rotated her tires, and followed her dates to prove to Mary the unfaithfulness of her new dates. Today George has promised to show Mary photographic proof of Mary's new love. Mary enters, wanting and not wanting to be there. A roller coaster of hilarity ensues. Published in Off Off Broadway Festival Plays, 21st Series.
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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Reviews

"One really wanted to know what happened next." - Louisville Courier Journal

"Funny.... A perfect tournament play to showcase two character parts and comic timing."  - Louisville Leo Magazine

"Luigi Jannuzzi's comic sketch With of Without You takes a contemporary view of relationships as a young women stresses out over the inevitability of her relationship with a man she claims she doesn't love."  - Somerset County College News

Keywords

Friendship, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: Now. A restaurant or cafe table.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

1m, 1f, 1girl(s)
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Cast Attributes

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

Casting Notes

Perfect play for any dating age.

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Authors

Luigi Jannuzzi

Luigi Jannuzzi is an award-winning playwright of one-act theater pieces as well as full-length plays, who combines romantic/absurdist comedy with serious themes of love, truth, and the need to rise above it all. His one-act plays, such as A Bench at the Edge and The Barbarians Are Coming are winners of the Samuel Frenc ...

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With or Without You was first produced at and was a winner of the 21st annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Shot Play Festival in New York City.

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