Less Said, the Better

by  Jason Milligan

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 1f

Less Said, the Better

by  Jason Milligan

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

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  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Commissioned by Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, this site-specific comedy originally premiered in an actual train station! Two eccentric hit men grumble about having to work on New Year's Eve. Their assignment: to "take care of" an enchanting female traveler. Are these tough guys up to the task?

Published in Here, There & Everywhere: Eight Site-Specific Plays.

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Keywords

Betrayal, Friendship

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Commuter train station. New Year's Eve. 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

2m, 1f
SAMMY - A Mafia soldier.
RALPH - Sammy's partner and friend.
CLARICE - An attractive woman.
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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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LESS SAID, THE BETTER was originally commissioned by Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and performed in a commuter train station on December 31, 1994 as part of Morristown, New Jersey's First Night Celebration. The play was directed by John Pietrowski.

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