The Best Warm Beer in Brooklyn

by  Jason Milligan

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m

This wild farce is about two friends who are reunited late one night in Joey's bar. Published in New York Stories: Five Plays About Life in New York.

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The Best Warm Beer in Brooklyn

by  Jason Milligan

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

This wild farce is about two chums, Joey and Eddie, who are reunited late one night in Joey's bar. Eddie tells Joey about the bizarre, horrible things he's subjected himself to so that he might suffer enough to create a masterpiece novel. Stoic Joey reveals that inside he's the one who is really suffering. To help each other, they form an insane plan to "kill two birds with one rock." The outcome is hilarious.

Published in New York Stories: Five Plays About Life in New York.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: JOEY's bar in Brooklyn. Three o'clock in the morning. The present.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

3m

JOEY SPANO - 30s; the bar owner; big, athletic-looking Italian fellow.
EDDIE - the writer; nshaven, unkempt, frayed; driven by a "vision."
THE BIG TEXAN - pissed; justice to him is his rifle, which he carries in a gun rack in his El Camino...along with the spurs that hang from his rear-view mirror.

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Cast Attributes

  • All Male
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Jason Milligan

Jason Milligan's many stage plays have been performed in numerous productions across the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe. Thirty-seven of his plays are now published by Samuel French Inc., including ...And Then the Rain Came to Mayfield; Cross Country; New York Stories; Southern Exposures; The Prettiest ...

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THE BEST WARM BEER IN BROOKLYN was originally presented at Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York as a work-in-progress in April, 1986, under the direction of the author.

The play received its first full production at the West Bank Cafe Downstairs Theatre Bar in New York on February 14, 1989 directed by Steve Rankin.

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