If Today Is the First Day of the Rest of My Life, I'm In Real Trouble

by  James L. Seay

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  13m, 18f, 2m or f

The community college's advanced photography class is trapped in a mining ghost town by an avalanche. Help doesn't seem to be on the way, either, as they discover they have gangsters holding a secret summit conference for their company!

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If Today Is the First Day of the Rest of My Life, I'm In Real Trouble

by  James L. Seay

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If Today Is the First Day of the Rest of My Life, I'm In Real Trouble

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    13m, 18f, 2m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

The community college's advanced photography class is trapped in a mining ghost town by an avalanche. Help doesn't seem to be on the way, either, as they discover they have gangsters holding a secret summit conference for their company! Add a film cast and crew on location, and conflict is the name of the game! Everyone's claims of innocence are confounded, however, when a corpse appears, disappears, then turns up again and again.
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Keywords

Death, Friendship, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The interior of a deserted saloon in a ghost town in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near the border of California and Nevada.
  • 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

13m, 18f, 2m or f
SKAGWAY SID - An ancient Sourdough
NED BAKER - An assistant professor of graphic arts in his mid-twenties
LAWRENCE BEESLEY - A student; a bit of a nerd
BEEF JERKEY - A very athletic and macho student
WENDY WARREN - A student and an exceedingly pretty girl
CINDY EVANS - Another student, also exceedingly pretty
JENNIFER IRWIN - Another attractive co-ed
IMELDA KOZLOVSKI - Another attractive co-ed
LAURIE LANE - Yes another attractive co-ed
DOLLY HAINES - Guess what? Another attractive co-ed
JULIO COSTALDI - A suave leader of la Cosa Nostra
ICE-PICK CHARLIE - The enforcer of the mob
HARRY - A corpse
LORILEI GOODTHINGS - A beautiful and glamorous movie queen
GRANITE STEELE - A macho beefcake leading man
ANNE-MARIE - An exceptionally pretty, clean-cut and wholesome "girl-next-door" type
COURTLAND BISHOP - A highly affected "Hollywood" director
EDDIE - Granite Steele's stand-in for stunts and fights
BERT KILLEN - Plays movie heavies, but is just the opposite in real life
SANDEE SHORE - A Hollywood sex goddess, something of a parody of Marilyn Monroe
EDNA BARNES - A script girl
ALLISON FRANKLYN - One of the lesser actresses, but a very attractive girl, none the less
CAROL THOMAS - Courtland Bishops' "friend"
MILDRED BARTLETTE - An extremely affected assistant director, very find of Samuel Beckett and Bertolt Brecht, and of calling everybody "dahling"
INSPECTOR CARRIGAN - A tough and somewhat arrogant Federal Agent in the mold of Jack Webb and Jack Lord with a bit of Broderick Crawford tossed in for seasoning
SPECIAL AGENT DUNSWORTHY - Carrigan's assistant and toady
MILLICENT CHESTER - A tough red-necked female sheriff
ROXANNE & EDITH - Her deputies
DR. GRETCHEN VON SHRINKHEIMER - A psychiatrist of the Vienna School with a Katzenjammer Kids accent
GLORIA VAN HOOTEN - An attendant at the Balmy Acres Rest Ranch
INGRID BIRDSILL - Another attendant at the Rest Ranch
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