Meteor Shower

Meteor Shower

by  Steve Martin

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

"Mr. Martin is peerless at crafting tiny wit bombs, and always has been [...] It's definitely funny!" - The New York Times 
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Meteor Shower

by  Steve Martin

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Corky and Norm are excited to host Gerald and Laura at their home in the valley outside Los Angeles to watch a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower. But as the stars come out and the conversation gets rolling, it becomes clear that Gerald and Laura might not be all that they appear to be. Over the course of a crazy, starlit dinner party, the wildly unexpected occurs. The couples begin to flirt and insanity reigns. Martin, using his trademark absurdist humor, bends the fluid nature of time and reality to create a surprising and unforgettably funny new play.
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Reviews

REVIEWS 

"Mr. Martin is peerless at crafting tiny wit bombs, and always has been [...] It's definitely funny!" - The New York Times 

"Meteor Shower is a very funny play. Keening-like-a-howler-monkey funny. Design-a-new-cry-laughing-emoji funny." - Entertainment Weekly 

"Meteor Shower sparks with the same anarchic energy as Martin’s reckless comedy Picasso at the Lapin Agile." - Deadline

Videos

  • Meteor Shower Trailer from Long Wharf Theatre
  • Spotlight on: Meteor Shower
  • Meteor Shower Opening on Broadway
  • Long Wharf Commercial for Meteor Shower
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Keywords

Betrayal, Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1990s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: A modern house in Ojai, California. 1993.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 2f
NORM
CORKY
GERALD
LAURA
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Cast Attributes

  • Not Applicable

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Authors

Steve Martin

As an actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician—Steve Martin is one of the most diversified performers and acclaimed artists of his generation. Martin has been successful as a writer of and performer in some of the most popular movies of recent film history—appearing in more than 50 f ...

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Meteor Shower premiered at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA in July 2016 under the direction of Gordon Edelstein.

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