Are You Sure?

by  Sam Bobrick

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 3f

"Sam Bobrick has used his considerable experience and dexterity as a playwright to thread the lines between the indefinite categories of reality and fantasy, gamesmanship and seriousness, even between theater and fact." - L.A. Times

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Are You Sure?

by  Sam Bobrick

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Are You Sure? is a case of shifting realities. How much is happening, how much isn't? Does David want to kill Caroline? Does Charlie want to kill David? Does Caroline want to kill everyone? The play mixes comedy with high suspense as the audience tries to figure out what to believe and who to believe. One thing is for sure - someone did it.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Sam Bobrick has used his considerable experience and dexterity as a playwright to thread the lines between the indefinite categories of reality and fantasy, gamesmanship and seriousness, even between theater and fact." - Los Angeles Times

"A clever and literate theatrical Rubik's cube [...] Pick of the Week." - L.A. Weekly

"A Chinese ring trick [...] Fantastical phantasmagoria." - Drama Logue

"Lucidly crafted." - Hollywood Reporter

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Outdoor
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: TIME: The present.
    PLACE: An elegant library in a well-appointed English home.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

3m, 3f
CAROLINE OGDEN - an attractive woman in her mid-forties
DAVID OGDEN - her handsome husband, also in his mid-forties
SIMON ALDEN - Caroline's father, mid-sixties
MARIE - a maid, in her mid-sixties
STEFANIE - Caroline's beautiful daughter, late twenties
CHARLIE BRADSHAW - good looking man in his mid-thirties
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

Stefanie, the beautiful young daughter, also plays a younger version of Marie, the maid.

Marie, the older maid also plays Caroline's mother (not listed as a character).

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Authors

Sam Bobrick

Sam Bobrick( www.sambobrick.com ) 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, Get ...

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Are You Sure? premiered at the Back Alley Theatre in Los Angeles, California in 1983.

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