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Running in the Red
Running in the Red
"Opens fast and never lets up with one-liners and classic lines from vaudeville. A nostalgic look at America's golden age of radio as seen through the eyes of some of its zaniest inhabitants." —Citizen-Times, Asheville
By Karl Tiedemann.

Cast: 8m, 3w or 6m, 5w. It's 1934, and the vaudeville team of Jerry Walker and Eve Williams is about to break into the big time with their own coast-to-coast radio comedy show. But Eve's already tired of her Gracie Allenish "dumb blond" character and threatens to quit so that she can return to college and finish getting her degree in psychology. However, her plan founders when she learns that a young relative has embraced Bolshevism and given away all her money to the local Communist Party! Worse, a hard-bitten newspaper columnist begins to sniff around, and Eve and Jerry must prevent him from discovering that Eve is broke, brilliant and inadvertently supporting the Reds. Add to this mix two crazy gag writers, a dubious potential radio sponsor, Eve's Yale professor fiancé, a stuffy lady from a publishing house, and a fictitious serial killer, and the result is a hilarious mix of one-liners, crosstalk, and wild physical comedy. One int. set.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  R67
Cast Size:  11
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  128
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  165 min.
Categories
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy
ISBN (10): 1583420096
Publication Date: 08/21/2000
Biographies
Karl Tiedemann, a New York City native, studied film production at NYU. One of his short filmsóKing of the Z's, a parody documentary about a low-budget movie studio co-created with Stephen Wineróled to joining the writing staff of NBC's "Late Night with David Letterman." He later worked on series for NBC, the Disney Channel and others. He has performed extensively ...More
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This title can only be licensed/sold in the U.S. and Canada
* 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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