Physical

by  Buddy Thomas

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

It is the coldest night in November. Owen has shelved his college books and thesis papers to prepare for the date of his life. With candlelight, soft music and enough Italian chicken to feed the Northeast coast, he is ready but not for Aurora, the drugstore cosmetics cashier he has finally had the courage to ask for a date.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Cutting Approved for Competition
    • Monologues
    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Adult

Additional Info

It is the coldest night in November. Owen has shelved his college books and thesis papers to prepare for the date of his life. With candlelight, soft music and enough Italian chicken to feed the Northeast coast, he is ready but not for Aurora, the drugstore cosmetics cashier he has finally had the courage to ask for a date. All lipstick and hair spray and spike heels, Aurora is a combination of every cover girl in the history of Cosmopolitan, but her brain is made of paper too. Nothing goes as planned. When Aurora falls for Owen's roommate, things really get out of hand. Throw in Frieda, a psycho obsessive neighbor who has weddings with Barbie dolls and wields a mean butcher knife, and you have a physical comedy of lunatic proportions.
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Keywords

Betrayal, Friendship, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: A cluttered student apartment in a small New England college town.
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy, Stage Combat
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

2m, 2f

OWEN - 20s, average looks; manic; wildly insecure
MITCH - 20s, ultra handsome; easy going; dripping with self-confidence
AURORA - 20s, too much make-up; too few clothes, but genuinely beautiful all the same. Sometimes innocent; sometimes vulgar; all times, profoundly stupid.
FRIEDA - 20s, obsessive, overweight, and one step away from a straight-jacket.

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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Authors

Buddy Thomas

Buddy Thomas is a widely produced playwright, and is the author of, among others, The Crumple Zone, which was an off-Broadway hit in the 2000-2001 season starring Mario Cantone. It has been produced around the world, with major U.S. productions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and elsewhere, and foreign producti ...

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