The Appointment

by  Luigi Jannuzzi

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 3f

This is a light hearted comedy about Mr. Toemeali who has a 3 o'clock appointment with God. An excellent play to showcase the results of bullying and pre-judging. Great for high schools and used often by religious organizations.

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The Appointment

by  Luigi Jannuzzi

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Experimental, Faith-based
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

This is a hilarious, light hearted, comedy about Mr. Toemeali who has a 3 o'clock appointment with God. In the waiting room he becomes upset when he meets two women who also have 3 o'clock appointments. Macho Tomeali tries to manipulate God's receptionist but only manages to miss God, who is one of the women.  Macho is left to deal with himself in the waiting room.

An excellent play to showcase the results of bullying and pre-judging. Great for high schools and used often by religious organizations

Part of Off- Off Broadway Festival Plays: 20th Series

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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival

Reviews

REVIEWS

"Surprisingly amusing" - The Flat Hat, The College of Willam & Mary

"The play concludes that there is still hope." - Shawnee News

"Hilarious and what a surprise ending."- Ryan Wagner, The College of New Jersey Theatre Dept

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A bare stage with desk and three chairs. Theatre of the Absurd at its best.
  • Additional Features: Local Celebrity Cameo
  • 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, 3f
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Cross gender casting
  • Features Teens
  • Flexible casting
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

Character genders are flexible and can be changed to fit the needs of your production.

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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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The Appointment was a winner at the 20th annual Off-Off Broadway Festival in New York City.

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