The Interview (Thomas)

by  Thom Thomas

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m

"Creates a Pinteresque mood of menace from which the only possible release is violence." - The New York Times
"Beautifully written." - The Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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The Interview (Thomas)

by  Thom Thomas

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A young American reporter flies to Rome to interview a reclusive celebrity. With disarming wit, the enigmatic subject lures the reporter into revealing a great deal about himself until he pushes the young man to the limits of his ambition and leaves him shattered by self recognition.
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Reviews

"Creates a Pinteresque mood of menace from which the only possible release is violence." - Frank Rich, The New York Times

"Beautifully written." - The Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: A villa in Rome, Italy
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable

Music

  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m
THE REPORTER
A VERY FAMOUS MAN
SAMURAI
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male
  • Multicultural casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

One of the characters must be Japanese.

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Authors

Thom Thomas

Thom Thomas

The Interview was first presented by The Pittsburgh Playhouse, and the Hamlet Street Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on February 3, 1976.  It was directed by Jose Ferrer who also appeared in the starring role. The play was subsequently presented Off Broadway by Direct Theater at the Nat Horne Theater in New York City on April 13, 1980. It was directed by Allen R. Belknap.

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