3C

by  David Adjmi

Full Length Play, Satire/Political Satire  /  3m, 3f

The war in Vietnam is over and Brad, an ex-serviceman, lands in L.A. to start a new life. When he winds up trashed in Connie and Linda’s kitchen after a wild night of partying, the three strike a deal for an arrangement that has hilarious and devastating consequences for everyone...

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

The war in Vietnam is over and Brad, an ex-serviceman, lands in L.A. to start a new life. When he winds up trashed in Connie and Linda’s kitchen after a wild night of partying, the three strike a deal for an arrangement that has hilarious and devastating consequences for everyone. Inspired by 1970s sitcoms, 1950s existentialist comedy, Chekhov and Disco anthems, 3C is a terrifying yet amusing look at a culture that likes to amuse itself, even as it teeters on the brink of ruin.
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Accolades

  • David Adjmi is the 2010 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama

Reviews

REVIEWS

"Mr. Adjmi is one of several adventurous young playwrights now ... who rather than avoiding clichés are embracing them to find out what enduring truths and lies still lurk beneath their threadbare exteriors. Sometimes, as in Mr. Adjmi’s “3C”, this can bear revelatory dividends." - The New York Times

"FOUR STARS! CRITICS PICK. Bitterly funny and inventive...Adjmi’s script, quick-cutting from dopey to deranged in seconds, is intensely funny and unnerving in equal measure." - Time Out New York

"TOP 10 OF 2012. Sitcom farce returned as tragedy in David Adjmi’s hilarious and discomfiting vivisection of fear and loathing..." - Time Out New York

"Sharp edged, discomfiting...funny and clever." - Associated Press

"TOP 10 OF 2012. Sharp, darkly hilarious... one of the best productions of the season, and one of the saddest." - New York Post

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
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License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1970s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: An apartment complex in Santa Monica, California. 1978. 
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

3m, 3f
BRAD - M, late 20s/early 30s
LINDA - F, late 20s/early 30s
CONNIE - F, late 20s/early 30s
MR. WICKER - M, late 50s/late 60s
MRS. WICKER - F, late 50s/late 60s
TERRY - M, late 20s/late 30s
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

David Adjmi

David Adjmi was called "virtuosic" by the New York Times and he was listed as one of the Top Ten in Culture for 2011 by The New Yorker magazine. His play Marie Antoinette received a critically acclaimed world premiere co-production with A.R.T. and Yale Rep. The play won 3 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards including Bes ...

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3C received its world premiere production at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre (w. Piece by Piece Productions) in 2012 under the direction of Jackson Gay. 

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