Product

by  Mark Ravenhill

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  1m, 1f

If Mark can only persuade Olivia, he's got the perfect Product.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Olivia is a hot young starlet. Now all she needs is the script which will save her from B movie hell, a script which balances artistic integrity with blockbuster bucks. Mark thinks he's got the perfect pitch - a script which combines a torrid love story with the dark spectre of terrorism and big, big explosions. If he can only persuade Olivia, he's got the perfect Product.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Funny, cutting... and ends on a curiously exhilarating note." - TimeOut 

"A brilliant premise, and Ravenhill’s play is a gleeful send-up of the hypocrisy and artificial dream-building of the Hollywood machine... [the] script fizzes with acerbic humour." - The Telegraph

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: A film producer's office.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 1f
JAMES - a film producer.
OLIVIA - an actress.
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Mark Ravenhill

Mark is an internationally acclaimed playwright whose first full-length play, Shopping and Fucking, opened at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in 1996. His plays include Mother Clap's Molly House (National Theatre, 2001); Product (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2005); The Cut (Donmar Warehouse, London, 2006); Citizens ...

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Product premiered at Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre in August of 2005. 

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