Downtown

by  Jeffrey Hatcher

10 Minute Play, Comedy  /  2m, 1f

Three friends at a club discuss the patrons they see and accusations start flying from every corner, accusing everyone in the club (including each other) of emotional death, emotional blandness, and emotionally bad fashion.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Three friends at a club discuss the patrons they see and accusations start flying from every corner, accusing everyone in the club (including each other) of emotional death, emotional blandness, and emotionally bad fashion. Who stole whose latest treatise on post-modernism? Is she really wearing that with those shoes?

Published in Ten Minute Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville, Vol. 1.

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Keywords

Betrayal, Friendship

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: a corner booth at a downtown club
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 1f
BRETT, J., and SASKIA– three disillusioned critics of the literary community
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

Jeffrey Hatcher

Jeffrey Hatcher. Broadway: Never Gonna Dance (book). Off-Broadway: Three Viewings and A Picasso at Manhattan Theatre Club;

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Downtown was first commissioned and produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville on December 14, 1987. It was directed by J. Christopher Wineman.

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