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Rainy Day People
Rainy Day People
Received The Mark Twain Comedy Playwriting Award
By Todd McCullough.

Cast: 5m., 7w. (With doubling, can be done by 3m., 5w. At least 1 black male, character of Brillstein can be done by man.) Rainy Day People takes a comic look at love, sex and other antidepressants. Zack Wallis has turned misery into a paycheck, writing a wildly popular newspaper column full of his cynical views on modern existence. However, on meeting Zoe Lofton, an equally depressed bookstore clerk working on a musical adaptation of Dostoyevsky's Notes From Underground, he finds himself in love—and happy—for the first time. And while finding true love might be a dream come true for most people, for Zack it means losing his inspiration to write. Torn between his relationship with Zoe, the advice of his new-age therapist, and the threats of dismissal from his editor, Zack ultimately has to decide if true happiness is profitable, preferable, or even possible. As the rain falls in the play, the main characters are interrupted and confronted by an eclectic chorus of sad and soaked New Yorkers who rant and rave on the downside of everything from relationships and single parenthood to art and amputation. Rainy Day People is a smart, hilarious play that focuses on the age-old question "What is happiness, and is it available in easy-to-swallow capsules?" Area staging with optional rain machine. Approximate Running Time: 80 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  R70
Cast Size:  12
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  55
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  80 min.
Categories
Target Audience: College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre
Genre: Comedy
ISBN (10): 1583421734
Publication Date: 12/18/2003
Biographies
Todd McCullough is a native of Green River, Wyoming. He graduated in 2002 with a B.F.A. in Playwriting/Direct­ing from the University of Wyoming. He has written numerous award-winning plays and monologues including Forever Blue, Male Pattern, Local Celebrities and Rainy Day People, which won the Mark Twain Comedy Play­writing Award from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. ...More
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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