4 A.M. (Open All Night)

by  Bob Krakower

10 Minute Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 1f

In this examination of relationships and what the heart truly wants, a man must decide if he wants to return home to a wife who may not understand him, or embark on a new relationship with a new woman by his side.

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4 A.M. (Open All Night)

by  Bob Krakower

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

In this examination of relationships and what the heart truly wants, a man escapes from his wife so he can grab a burger and coffee at the local diner in the middle of the night. When an attractive, compatible, single young woman sits next to him, he must decide if he wants to return home to a wife who may not understand him, or embark on a new relationship with the woman by his side.

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

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Keywords

Friendship, Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: an all-night diner
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 1f
MAN – A nice guy, a semi-regular at this diner.
JIM – The guy behind the counter, he knows Man and Woman. Very empathetic and insightful.
WOMAN – A nice gal, a semi-regular at this diner.
DOC – A regular. He is a little smashed, but never violent. A dry wit, a big heart.
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Bob Krakower

Bob Krakower

4 A.M. (Open All Night) was first produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville on May 17, 1988. It was directed by Bob Krakower.

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