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Frank\'s Life
Frank's Life
"Frank has good friends, a beautiful wife, a loving mother, and a devoted sister... Only problem is, his life is a television soap opera and it's about to be canceled." —New York Post

"A fresh and frenetic new play." —New York Post
By Mark Dunn.

Cast: 3m., 4w. Before there was Truman, there was Frank! Frank is the star of his own soap opera. Frank's Life. Unfortunately for poor Frank, he doesn't know it. Nor does he realize that his wife, his mother, his sister and best friend, indeed everyone he has met since the age of 3 are actors. But the elaborate deception can't last much longer: ratings have dropped, revenues are down—even the network itself is in trouble. As cast members are asked to take pay cuts, they begin to leave the show—killing themselves off in unseemly soap-opera ways. Frank's gnawing feeling that something about his life just "doesn't seem right" grows to near paranoia before he makes the painful discovery that he's been duped by everyone he cares for. Then there's the little matter of "what to do with Frank." A darkly funny allegory about an everyman honest, good and true—who learns that he has lost title of his very life—and his final showdown with corporate powers to win back that life and stake out his own spot in a world without artifice. And in the end, as Frank reclaims his humanity, the actors who surround him discover theirs as well. Area staging.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  F66
Cast Size:  7
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  87
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  110 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
ISBN (10): 0871298589
Mark Dunn is the author of over 25 full-length plays and several one acts. Eight of his full lengths and two of his one acts have been published in acting edition including Frank's Life, published by Dramatic Publishing. He is the recipient of several awards for his work for the stage including the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Nesburn ...More
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* 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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