Moonlight Cocktail

by  Steven Keyes

Full Length Play, Comedy, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 2f

"Tightly written and entertaining [with] well-rounded characters." - Backstage

This bittersweet comedy of human errors opens in an East Texas trailer park where tensions are at the boiling point. Waitress and aspiring actress Patsy Tyson is preparing for her local theatre debut, arousing her ne'r do well husband Ed's suspicion…

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Moonlight Cocktail

by  Steven Keyes

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

A bittersweet comedy of human errors set in Iota, East Texas. Burned out of her home, her marriage on the ropes and now keeping house in a trailer park, Patsy Tyson waitress and aspiring actress is preparing for her debut onstage opposite local community theatre 'star' Bobby Don Flowers. Arousing her ne'r do well husband Ed's suspicions, Patsy enjoys a growing attraction to this new man in her soon-to-be brand new life. Casting a wary eye on the lovebirds, Ed enlists his reluctant pal Duke to join the production and with busybody neighbor Lynette adding to the romantic complications, opening night fast approaches as they all must ultimately face their harsh realities in the light of day. With a style that takes realism to the borders of the ridiculous, Moonlight Cocktail explores human follies with an effortless and lyrical humor.
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Reviews

"Tightly written and entertaining [with] well-rounded characters." - Backstage

Keywords

Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

3m, 2f
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Steven Keyes

A native of Chicago by way of Dallas and New York, Steven Keyes is a resident of Los Angeles. His first play "Moonlight Cocktail" was produced at the Met Theatre following readings in NY and LA. An actor as well as writer, he performed his one-person play "West of Eden" during  the United Solo Festival in NYC (2012) ...

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Originally produced at the Met Theatre in Los Angeles.

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