Eyes of the American

by  Samm-Art Williams

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

"Gives some political and moral thought food, and also nourishing roles for three actors...It is nice to have a play around willing to raise issues especially such issues as power, dictatorship and colonialism." - New York Post

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Eyes of the American

by  Samm-Art Williams

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A CIA agent posing as a tourist in the Caribbean meets the taxi driver who is leading a revolution because he wants to be a king.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Gives some political and moral thought food, and also nourishing roles for three actors...It is nice to have a play around willing to raise issues especially such issues as power, dictatorship and colonialism. " - New York Post

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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: The interior of James' shanty house on island in the Independent West Indies. Present.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 1f
JAMES HORSFORD OTTLEY III - 40, West Indian taxi driver, becomes Prime Minister of the island
ROBERTA OTTLEY - 35, West Indian, Jame's wife
VELDA - 35, West Indian, Head of Security on the island, serves as a double agent
BENNY PARKER - 40, American CIA agent
CHEDDY BOSWELL - 40, West Indian, Dictator of the island
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

Casting Notes

Robert and Velda are intended to be played by one actor and well as Cheddy and Benny.

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Authors

Samm-Art Williams

Samm-Art Williams

Eyes of the American was first presented at Theatre Four on October 24, 1985. Directed by Walter Dallas.

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