Losing Patients

by  Virginia Cate, A. Duke

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 3f

A violent thunderstorm rages, a drug dealer is on the loose, the police comb the area for an escaped mental patient, and in the middle of it all sits stately Silver Crest Manor, a once respected nursing home. On the outside a seemingly benign and placid place; on the inside, a setting for a devious plot masterminded by a trio of greedy scoundrels.

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    4m, 3f

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A violent thunderstorm rages, a drug dealer is on the loose, the police comb the area for an escaped mental patient, and in the middle of it all sits stately Silver Crest Manor, a once respected nursing home. On the outside a seemingly benign and placid place; on the inside, a setting for a devious plot masterminded by a trio of greedy scoundrels. Hilarity abounds amidst the confusion as patients disappear, identities are mistaken, and double dealing is revealed. Hold on to your walkers because Losing Patients will keep you guessing and laughing right up to the surprise finish.

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License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: Somewhere in the Southeastern United States

Music

  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

4m, 3f
BENNY - Seventy-five year old groundskeeper at Silver Crest*
DR. LANG - Administrator of Silver Crest
NEAL - Nephew of the missing owner of Silver Crest**
HENDERSON - Elderly female volunteer with the local rescue Squad***
MONTGOMERY - Special nurse on assignment to Silver Crest
ROD REELER - Vagrant and mental patient, referred to as Dr. Kimble
ANNIE - Amnesia victim, referred to as Mary in Act One
CLAYBORNE - Phony nurse out on work release from prison
MCCOY - State Health Inspector
PADUSKI - Last remaining resident at Silver Crest

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Casting Notes

Can be cast with up to 5 males and 5 females

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Authors

Virginia Cate

Virginia Cate

A. Duke

A. Duke

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