Zero Hour (Brochu)

by  Jim Brochu

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  1m

"Singularly captivating. Zero Hour is a success. It brings Mostel back to life, just the way his fans want him." –The New York Times

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Zero Hour (Brochu)

by  Jim Brochu

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    120 minutes (2 hours)
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    From Off-Broadway
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    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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WINNER! Outstanding Solo Performance - 2010 Drama Desk Award
NOMINEE! BEST SOLO SHOW - Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards!
BEST PLAY! 2006 – Los Angeles Stage Ovation Award Winner
BEST SOLO SHOW! 2008 – Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Nomination
TOP TEN PLAYS 2008 SEASON! – Florida Sun Sentinel
BEST PLAYWRIGHT! 2007 – Backstage West Garland Award Winner

Set in theatre legend Zero Mostel's painting studio on West 28th Street, a naive reporter attempts to interview the famously volatile artist, prompting an explosion of memory, humor, outrage and juicy backstage lore. Mostel is remembered for his comedic genius and his definitive roles, but in the 1950's he was equally known for his place on the infamous Hollywood blacklist. Mostel's swagger, ferocity, intelligence and fantastic wit is brought back to the stage in this volcanic tour-de-force.

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  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
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  • Shoestring Budget
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  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: 1970s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


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


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  • All Male




Jim Brochu

Jim Brochu is the only actor in America to have won the New York Drama Desk Award, the Washington, DC Helen Hayes Award, the Los Angeles Ovation Award and the South Florida Carbonell Award, all for Best Actor in a Play. He appeared on Broadway as Andrew McLaren in Brigadoon opposite Christine Ebersole and Len Cariou, i ...

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