Flaming Idiots

by  Tom Rooney

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6m, 2f

Winner! New American Comedy Festival Award

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Flaming Idiots

by  Tom Rooney

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    Cast Size

    6m, 2f
  • Duration


    120 minutes (2 hours)
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  • Accolades


    Winner! New American Comedy Festival Award
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

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Carl and Phil decide that the ladder to success at the post office is missing a few rungs. They know that big money is waiting for people with entrepreneurial spirit and sound business judgement. They have lots of the spirit but little of the judgement, and their new gourmet health food restaurant flounders. Zippy’s, a popular crosstown spot, has been crowded ever since Cy Manamalancia, a notorious mobster, was shot there over twenty years ago. What if someone could get murdered in their restaurant? Flaming Idiots is a contemporary farce which takes place entirely in the restaurant kitchen and requires five doors for slamming. 

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  • Winner! New American Comedy Festival Award


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  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Mime, Physical Comedy, Puppetry, Stage Combat, Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


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  • All Female
  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Cross gender casting
  • Flexible casting
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  • Parts for Senior Actors


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Tom Rooney

Tom Rooney is a writer, playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. His awards include The James D. Phelan Award for Literature, The New American Comedy Festival award for Best Play, Best Original Screenplay, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and the Audience Award from the Newport Beach International Film ...

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