The Mnemonist of Dutchess County

by  Josh Koenigsberg

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 2f

A bittersweet comedy about learning how to forget.

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The Mnemonist of Dutchess County

by  Josh Koenigsberg

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Meet Milo Mazowski - a campus security guard who's determination to woo a lovely local bar owner is only hampered by one thing: his unlimited memory which makes him spout out pretty much every unromantic thing he's ever heard in his life. A bittersweet comedy about learning how to forget.

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Reviews

REVIEWS 

“Playwright Josh Koenigsberg wraps a bittersweet core of personal isolation and packages it with humor, engaging characters and vibrant dialogue.” – CurtainUp, Read More

“An interesting new direction in Koenigsberg’s journey as a playwright…he’s able to consider class and it’s consequences in 21st century America in some detail.” – NyTheatre.com, Read More 

“A funny and touching new play.” – Broadway.com 

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting:

    The area in and surrounding Deans College, in Dutchess County (upstate New York).

  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4m, 2f

MILO MAZOWSKI – Recently fired Campus Security guard at Deans College. Has an unlimited memory. Literally. Also has a deep emotional well…that he has no capacity to process without help. Late 20’s/Early 30’s, Male.
DR. G.H. HULIE – Head of the Psychology Department at Deans College. Easily excited by intellectual ideas. Extremely articulate. Tries his best not to be pretentious…doesn’t always succeed. 40’s/50’s, Male.
SAMANTHA RILEY – Junior at Deans College. Super smart, grade obsessed, neurotically ambitious. Like Milo, her emotional development has taken a backseat to her other pursuits. Early 20’s, Female.
JOEY GIAMANI – A Campus Security guard at Deans College. Milo’s friend and protector. His toughness masks his vulnerability. Late 20’s/early 30’s, Male.
GINA GIAMANI – Owner of the Blind Eagle - a local dive bar where the sports-obsessed working class and the scene-obsessed Deans College kids interact. Joey’s sister. She’s tough, like Joey, but way more in touch with her feelings. 30’s, Female.
TITO DAVIS – Bouncer at the Blind Eagle. Brighter than he lets on. Very conniving, very enthusiastic, and more often than not, very stoned. 30’s/40’s, Male. 

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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
  • Multicultural casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Josh Koenigsberg

Josh Koenigsberg is a Drama Desk-nominated playwright and screenwriter. His plays have been produced and developed by Ars Nova, At Play, The Atlantic Theater, The Living Newspaper, Manhattan Theatre Club, Naked Angels, The Old Vic, The Public Theater, Second Stage, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Williamstown Theater Festival, th ...

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The Mnemonist of Dutchess County premiered at Theatre Row by The Attic Theater in February of 2013 under the direction of Laura Savia.

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