Fat Chance'

by  Jim Brochu

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

Although Matisse Salinger is one of the most famous sculptors in the world, she has become a lonely, middle aged lady who hasn't left her house in years and speaks only to her longtime housekeeper, Aura Johnson, and her domineering mother and agent, Victoria Salinger. Without companionship, she turn…

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Fat Chance'

by  Jim Brochu

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Although Matisse Salinger is one of the most famous sculptors in the world, she has become a lonely, middle aged lady who hasn't left her house in years and speaks only to her longtime housekeeper, Aura Johnson, and her domineering mother and agent, Victoria Salinger. Without companionship, she turns her affection to food and does nothing but sculpt, sleep, watch TV and eat, eat, eat. Her world is shaken by the arrival of Alex Tyler, a handsome young man whom she hires as a model. Mattie and the young man fall in love and begin a beautiful May December romance until Mattie finds that she has been set up and the young model is not who he says he is. Fat Chance is a hilariously funny and sexy romantic comedy from the author of Cookin' with Gus and The Lucky O'Learys.

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Reviews

"A brilliant and heartfelt play" - LA Weekly

Keywords

Friendship, Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: A one set living room of a town house in Philadelphia.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

2m, 3f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

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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Fat Chance premiered at the Colony Studio Theatre in Los Angeles on August 23, 1993. It was produced by Steve Schalchlin and Barbara Beckley, directed by Mr. Brochu and featured the following cast.
Rue McClanahan as Mattie, Virgina Capers as Aura, Robert Jacobs as Alex, Margaret Nesbitt as Victoria and David Rose as Officer Chandler.

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