Long Way Go Down

by  Zayd Dohrn

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 1f

"When was the last time a play made you jump in your seat? Theater can be a difficult medium for suspense, but Long Way Go Downshows how effective a live thriller can be. Dohrn writes fantastic dialogue, masterfully balancing grit and humor. Brutal, funny, powerful." - Time Out Chicago

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Long Way Go Down

by  Zayd Dohrn

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A young Mexican couple is trapped at a way station when they can’t pay off their debts to the American coyotes who smuggled them across the border.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"When was the last time a play made you jump in your seat? Theater can be a difficult medium for suspense, but Long Way Go Down shows how effective a live thriller can be. Dohrn writes fantastic dialogue, masterfully balancing grit and humor. Brutal, funny, powerful." - Time Out Chicago, Read More 

"The stakes feel dangerously real in Long Way Go Down [...] Dohrn creates fully formed characters and sustains powerful tension between them as alliances shift depending on the moment." - Chicago Tribune, Read More 

"Beautifully plotted [...] glitters with brilliant and amusing detail [...] too thoughtful a play to be praised merely for its thrills and suspense. Yet it's a fun ride." - Dallas Morning News, Read More 


Videos

  • Zayd Dohrn discusses Long Way Go Down
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: An apartment building, a public phone, a safehouse outside of Phoenix, the cab of a semi truck, the desert.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 1f
BILLY - 40’s, an American trucker.
CHRIS - 20’s, his son.
NINI and VIOLETTA - 20’s, two Mexican illegals.
The VOICE of an older woman.
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)

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Authors

Zayd Dohrn

Zayd Dohrn was born and raised in New York City. His full-length plays include Outside People (The Vineyard Theatre/Naked Angels), Reborning (The Public/SPF), and ...

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Long Way Go Down premiered at the Kitchen Dog Theatre in Dallas, TX in June 2010 under the direction of Chris Carlos.

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