The Rockabilly Nowhere Man

by  Ruth Angell Purkey

Short Play, Drama  /  4m, 2f

Yancy Moran, a hot new rock-n-roll superstar, arrogantly pretends that he can cope with sudden success until confronted with a surprise visit from Emmy-Lou, his hometown girlfriend.

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The Rockabilly Nowhere Man

by  Ruth Angell Purkey

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Yancy Moran, a hot new rock-n-roll superstar, arrogantly pretends that he can cope with sudden success until confronted with a surprise visit from Emmy-Lou, his hometown girlfriend. Through her compassionate insight and unselfish love, Yancy is finally able to confess his panic stricken insecurity and admit that stardom has not brought the happiness he dreamed it would.
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Keywords

Love

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Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: A city auditorium called The Arena. Before the curtain and backstage in Yancy's dressing room.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

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

4m, 2f

YANCY MORAN - A Rock 'n' Roll star.
DON FISHER - A reporter.
CHUCK BAILEY - Yancy's manager.
BOBBY DAY - A bobby-sox Moran fan.
EMMY-LOU ALLEN - Yancy's girl friend.
SEVERAL GIRLS - Teenagers who can scream.
A POLICEMAN - Any age.
A YOUNG COUPLE - No lines, Rock 'n; Roll dancers.

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Authors

Ruth Angell Purkey

Ruth Angell Purkey

The Rockabilly Nowhere Man was successfully produced in June 1957.

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