A Gun Play
Full Length Play, Drama / 9m, 5f
"Mr. Udoff has a fine sense of comedy. His dialogue is often brilliant ... The result is dramatic Duck Soup with Pinter sauce ... Somewhere between Pinter and Jules Feiffer lies A Gun Play ... I enjoyed the madness." - Long Island Press
What's going on here? We're in a rathskeller of a fairly classy kind, with expensive wines, a wise maitre d' who knows how to wheedle his customers into ordering them, a waiter with hip boots up to his chin, and a clientele that includes beautiful belles, both with and without mercy. And especially one other: the young man who speaks calmly, in riddles, and who carries a violin case in which rests a baby-blue machine gun. And all the while the waters are rising elsewhere, the earth about to be flooded a second time. There is discotheque music, a fancy fashion show, film strips of past horrors, including Lon Chaney, Bela Ludgosi, Boris Karloff, and Dachau. And finally explosions of violence as the waters continue to rise.
"Mr. Udoff has a fine sense of comedy. His dialogue is often brilliant ... The result is dramatic 'Duck Soup' with Pinter sauce ... Somewhere between Pinter and Jules Feiffer lies A GUN PLAY ... I enjoyed the madness." - Long Island Press
“It’s as though Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf was staged by the Marx Brothers in Chock Full of Nuts...An intriguing play.” - ABC-TV
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Setting: A small club in a large American city.
ORLANDO - in llis late forties.
WALLACE - in his late tioenties.
LITA - in lzer early twenties.
LINDEN - in lzis middle twenties.
JACK - in lzis early thirties.
NORMA - in her late forties.
GEORGE - in his early twenties.
MELINDA - in her early twenties.
FIRST MOTORCYCLE OFFICER
SECOND MOTORCYCLE OFFICER
- Ensemble cast
A Gun Play premiered at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City in October 1971 under the direction of Gene Frankel.