August Afternoon

by  Rich Orloff

10 Minute Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f

When a man and woman meet for a midday fling, the woman gets her needs met not by the man but from a surprising source.

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August Afternoon

by  Rich Orloff

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

When a man and woman meet for a midday fling, the woman gets her needs met not by the man but from a surprising source. Inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper.

Published in Ten Minute Plays from the Actors Theatre of Louisvillie, Vol. 4.

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Accolades

  • Winner! 1998 Tennessee Williams Playwriting Competition Award

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1930s, 1920s
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: a motel on a road outside of town
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m, 1f
WOMAN - world-weary, once beautiful (30's - 50's)
MAN - earnest and lost (same age as woman)
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Authors

Rich Orloff

Rich Orloff is the author of a dozen award-winning full-length comedies, three comic revues, oodles of short plays (60 of which have been published by Playscripts, Inc. in eight collections), and the documentary-style play Vietnam 101: The War on Campus, which has had over 30 productions at th ...

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