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Detective Sketches and Other Short Plays
Detective Sketches and Other Short Plays
By Douglas Post.

Cast: 5m., 2w. (with doubling). A collection of five plays.

Detective Sketches (Trouble Is Eating My Pants). This play is intended to be performed by an ensemble of 7 actors; 5 men and 2 women. "An unabashed goof on every hard-boiled detective story from The Maltese Falcon to Chinatown." (The Reader, Chicago) "The B-movie scenario, straight from Central Scripting, weaves a web of evil around a ton of four-star stereotypes; it yields at least two guffaws a minute." (Windy City Times) Unit set. Approximate running time: 45 to 50 minutes.

Escape from Groovytown (2 m., 1w. and a chorus of 7 Hipsters; 3m., 4w.) "A modern Twilight Zone piece about a yuppie who tries to escape the gentrification of his neighborhood and himself." (The Reader, Chicago) "A funny, paranoid attempt to escape Philip Glass, mimosas, dry-cleaned shirts with medium starch, the expression 'lovely,' and other big-shoulders young-moneyed pretensions." (Newcity) Unit set. Approximate running time: 10 minutes.

Falling Through the Cracks (1m., 1w.) A comedy about a woman who is almost homeless confronting her son on the subway. One int. set. Approximate running time: 10 minutes.

Somewhere on the Coast of Belize (2m., 1w.) A comedy about two men from Manhattan attempting to unload their barge of garbage on a Third World power. One ext. set. Approximate running time: 10 minutes.

At Night in the Asylum (5m., 5w.) "A haunting choral reading piece that equates the fears of the inhabitants of a city dwelling with those of a madhouse." (The Reader, Chicago) "It does for an urban highrise what Edgar Lee Masters did for the town of Spoon River." (Chicago Sun-Times) Unit set. Approximate running time: 10 minutes.


Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Anthology*Full-Length*One-Act
Catalog Code:  D23
Cast Size:  7
Pages:  62
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  90 min.
Categories
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Senior Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 0871298015
Biographies
Douglas Post's plays, which include Bloodshot, Cynical Weathers, Drowning Sorrows, Earth and Sky and Murder in Green Meadows, and musicals, which include God and Country, The Real Life Story of Johnny de Facto and The Wind in the Willows, have been produced in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Canada, England, Wales, Germany, Austria, Russia and China. He has also ...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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