The Ledge

by  Stephanie S. Tolan

Short Play, Comedy  /  7m, 2f

Reginald Peabody, CPA, is tired of routine and conformity, tired of feeling unnecessary and unwanted. He is on a window ledge twenty floors above the street and is going to jump as soon as he has finished his lunch.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 2f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Reginald Peabody, CPA, is tired of routine and conformity, tired of feeling unnecessary and unwanted. He is on a window ledge twenty floors above the street and is going to jump as soon as he has finished his lunch. His mother, coworkers, a policeman, a priest, and a window washer try to dissuade him. They use up his lunch hour, so he has to wait until his coffee break to avoid jumping on company time. While he waits a final character brings him a reason to live.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: Present. The ledge outside the 24th floor of a New York office building.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

7m, 2f
REGINALD MORTON PEABODY - 26 year-old CPA.
MRS. PEABODY - His mother.
MR. BIGGLEY - Lawyer.
DAPHNE DOYLE - Secretary.
NED ARMSTRONG - Lawyer's assistant.
POLICEMAN
PRIEST - Roman Catholic.
JOE -  Window washer.
RECRUITING OFFICER - Draft-Board type.
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Authors

Stephanie S.  Tolan

Stephanie S. Tolan

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