Somebody's Somebody

by  Gary Richards

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 3f

The action in this play occurs in three eras and unfolds simultaneously as we watch the conception, dissolution, and absolution of the lifelong vow of two lovers.

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Somebody's Somebody

by  Gary Richards

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

It is a beautiful summer evening on a moonlit beach by the ocean. It’s July 20th in the years: 1969, 1994, and 2019. Three sets of actors play Linda and Tommy during different phases of their lives; each twenty-five years apart. In 1969, on the night of the first moonwalk, Tommy and Linda, age fifteen, consummate their solemn vow of love for the first time as one small step is taken for man and one large step is taken or mankind. In 1994, Tom, now forty, physically abuses his wife, Linda, for the very last time. And in 2019, at sixty-five, Thomas returns home to Linda, and to bury their only son. The action in the three eras unfolds simultaneously as we watch the conception, dissolution, and absolution of the lifelong vow of two lovers.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day, 1990s, 1960s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: It is a beautiful summer evening on a moonlit beach by the ocean. It’s July 20th in the years: 1969, 1994, and 2019.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m, 3f

Three sets of actors play LINDA and TOMMY at different times of their lives, each twenty-five years apart.

LINDA - 15; 40; 65
TOMMY (TOM/THOMAS)- 15; 40; 65

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Cast Attributes

  • Features Teens
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

Three males approximate ages 15, 40, and 65 will play the same charater. Three females, also the same ages, will play the same character.

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Authors

Gary Richards

Gary Richards is a director, actor, producer, and teacher as well as a writer. His plays include The Root (five Drama-Logue Awards, four Carbonell nominations), Children at Play, Scrambled Eggs, Slambook, Social Studies, Dividends (with Fyvush Finkel and Reizl Bozyk), Stag, Shiva, Tropical Depression, Second Summer (Be ...

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