The Star Spangled Girl

by  Neil Simon

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 1f

This fast moving, hilarious comedy, deals with two earnest young men struggling to put out a "protest" magazine, and the all-American girl who moves in next door and manages to send both of them into a romantic tail spin.

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The Star Spangled Girl

by  Neil Simon

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    Cast Size

    2m, 1f

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Andy and Norman are two earnest young men using their apartment as a publishing office for a "protest" magazine in San Francisco. Sophie, an Olympic swimmer and all-American girl, moves into another apartment on the same floor. Sophie makes her first appearance paying a good-neighbor visit to the combination home and office of the two publishers. Her friendliness and charm leave Norman hopelessly smitten. Thereafter love, with him, is a determined madness, with the humor of it heightened by her frantic rejection of him. Meanwhile, his partner is fielding telephone calls from the irate printer who wants to collect the money due him, and distracting the landlady from thoughts of back rent with motorcycle rides and surfing expeditions. And while she is convinced that they are editing a dangerously subversive magazine, our heroine soon finds that her real source of annoyance is that the wrong man is pressing his attentions on her. Happily this situation is reversed in time, as love and politics blend delightfully in a bubbling series of funny happenings, set forth with the masterly skill and inventiveness that are the hallmarks of Neil Simon.
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"…Mr. Simon can do wonders…with casually tossed-off fantasies that pop up from nowhere and whistle as they go by." – The New York Times, Read More

"…charm, brightness, deft inventiveness and capacity for good, honest hilarity…" – New York Post

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2m, 1f
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Neil Simon

American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world. In addition to Lost In Yonkers, which won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, his plays and musicals include Come Blow Your Horn, Little Me, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Coupl ...

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The Star-Spangled Girl opened on Broadway at the Plymouth Theatre on December 21, 1966 under the direction of George Axelrod.

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