Waiting For James

by  Ellen Cribbs

Short Play, Comedy  /  5m, 2f

Winner! 2002 Baker's Plays High School Playwrighting Contest
Winner! Best Original Production at the 1999 Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

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Waiting For James

by  Ellen Cribbs

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Baker's High School Contest
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Laura Robinson, a woman in her mid-twenties, must trust her heart to make the right decision - take a chance on Joel, a charming man she meets in a French restaurant on Valentine's Day, or wait for James, her insensitive boyfriend who just happens to be over an hour late for their date. Joel and Laura's budding relationship is helped along by Laura's inquisitive friend Patty, a matchmaking maitre d', and a bumbling waiter. Laura finally realizes that sometimes you have to do something crazy and impetuous in your quest to find happiness.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 2002 Baker's Plays High School Playwrighting Contest
    Winner! Best Original Production at the 1999 Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance One-Act Play Festival

Keywords

Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: A French restaurant on Valentine's Day
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • 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

5m, 2f
LAURA ROBINSON
JOEL RICHARDS
PATTY DRAKES
MAURICE DUBOIS
JAMES HICHMAN
WAITER
RESTURANT PATRONS
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Local Celebrity Cameo
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Ellen Cribbs

Ellen Cribbs

Waiting for James was first produced on July 17, 1999 by Pied Piper Theatre for the annual NVTA One-Act Play Festival in Reston, Virginia and was directed by Ellen Young.

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