Four Little Words

by  Edward Finnegan

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 10f

Douglas Fidgit, Broadway producer, is seeking an actress for a one-line part. Actresses storm his office. They range from a fading First Lady of the Theatre to a forlorn little person who speaks a strange language...

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Four Little Words

by  Edward Finnegan

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 10f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Douglas Fidgit, Broadway producer, is seeking an actress for a one-line part. Actresses storm his office. They range from a fading First Lady of the Theatre to a forlorn little person who speaks a strange language. They give their own interpretations of the four little words, "Your taxicab is waiting," leaving Mr. Fidgit on the verge of hysteria. Then, in march the Bapps - Oriole, child prodigy who plays sixteenth century airs on tin cans, carves in soap and does imitations of whales; Verna, her adoring mother; and Gladwyn, her suffering father. In a wonderfully hilarious scene, Mr. Fidgit disposes of all these loonies and marches out with the forlorn actress who speaks a very odd language.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Office of Douglas Fidgit, director of Fidgit Productions. 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)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m, 10f
MRS. CRANK - old and sour.
JIMMY BRIGHT - the breezy office boy.
DOUGLAS FIDGIT - a big gun on Broadway.
FIRST ACTRESS - a dramatic dynamo.
SECOND ACTRESS - small and speedy.
FOURTH ACTRESS - with a flame for Fidgit.
FIFTH ACTRESS - from N'Awlins.
SIXTH ACTRESS - who talks a strange language.
THIRD ACTRESS - woebegone and weepy.
ORIOLE BAPP - the child prodigy of Theatre.
VERNA BAPP - her adoring mother.
GLADWYN BAPP - her suffering father.
SEVENTH ACTRESS - oppressively operatic.
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Children
  • Roles for Children
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Edward Finnegan

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