Norman, Is that You?

by  Sam Bobrick, Ron Clark

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f

A father, whose wife of thirty years has left him, comes to New York to seek solace from his son and discovers his son is gay.

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Norman, Is that You?

by  Sam Bobrick Ron Clark

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A father, whose wife of thirty years has left him, comes to New York to seek solace from his son and discovers his son is gay. Norman, Is that You? is considered to be the very first play to have dealt openly and comedically with homosexuality. Although it has been performed in over thirty-five countries, and is still going strong, the authors have now revised the script to give it a more contemporary feel. The new version, while just as funny as the the original, is now more in keeping with the times and is sure to be just as beloved by audiences - if not more.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"This is a new, radical rewrite [that] revolves around a realistic, caring portrayal of a gay man and his parents.... Funny and ultimately affecting." - The Kansas City Star

"One laugh after another... It doesn't get any better." - Kansas City Kansan

"A real treat." - Sun Newspapers

"A funny play... about values, love and human behavior." - KC Alive

"Uproarious!" - NBC TV

"It's funny... yards and yards of solid laughs." - ABC TV

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The present. A tastefully furnished loft in SoHo, New York City.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

3m, 2f
BEN CHAMBERS - A man in his early fifties
NORMAN CHAMBERS - A young man in his mid-twenties
GARSON HOBART - Norman's boyfriend, in his mid-twenties
MARY - A lady of the evening, in her mid-twenties
BEATRICE CHAMBERS - Ben's wife, Norman's mother, in her early fifties
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Sam Bobrick

Sam Bobrick has written and co-written over forty plays, most of them performed throughout the world, which include: Norman, Is That You?, Murder at the Howard Johnson's, Weekend Comedy, Remember Me?, Death in England, Passengers, Are You Sure?, Baggage, Getting Sara Married, The Spider or the Fly, and - without Willia ...

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Ron Clark

Ron Clark has been writing comedy for over 60 years. Born in Montreal, Canada, he started writing songs and sketches while at McGill University. He then headed for New York City where he spent several years writing monologues for the likes of Jack Carter, Alan King, Henny Youngman as well as dozens of other stand-ups o ...

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Norman, Is that You? premiered at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City, February 19, 1970, directed by George Abbott.

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