Naomi Court

by  Michael Sawyer

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 1f

"What the theatre is all about. . . . A gut experience . . . tense, unnerving, unexpected. . . . It is a play to see." - New York Post

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    Cast Size

    4m, 1f
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    From Off-Broadway

Reviews

REVIEWS

"What the theatre is all about. . . . A gut experience . . . tense, unnerving, unexpected. . . . It is a play to see." - New York Post

"A stunning, haunting play that breaks your heart just before intermission and then skewers it with an ice pick in the second act. The toxic effect of Mr. Sawyer's beautifully written five character play is eerily numbing in its flow of quiet wisdom, pathos and savagery. In the first act after a few lines and five minutes we are thrust into deep anguish and loneliness. In the second act, our playwright does it again with hair raising creditability - as the bachelor in Naomi Court, a decent aging homosexual, makes the mistake of his life. Naomi Court is a thriller that will thrill you and your audience." - The New York Times

Keywords

Death, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: The Naomi Court apartments

Casting

4m, 1f
SALLY DUGAN - 40s, not quite in touch with reality, but appealing. She is pleasant to look at.
LENNY SIMS - late teens - early 20s, personable, efficient.
DAVID HAWKES - mid 40s, a well-preserved man.
BUNNY BERRY - late 40s - 50s, an impish man. He is charming, kind, and courtly.
HARPER DOLAN - 20s, masculine, appealing.
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Michael Sawyer

Michael Sawyer

Naomi Court premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club in May 1974 under the direction of Ira Cirker.

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