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The Movie Game

The Movie Game

By Adam Hummel

Product Code: MD4000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 5m., 4w.
  • Awards: Mark Twain Comedy Playwriting Award

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

The Movie Game is the story of Jack Goldberg, an unemployed cinephile, who has found himself in the midst of a pre-midlife crisis. Disenchanted with his weekly custom of meeting lifelong friend Sam (Samantha) at a condemned neighborhood movie theater for Chinese takeout, Jack decides the time has come for a drastic change. In an attempt to shake the rut he is in, Jack agrees to see "the therapist to the stars," Dr. Seuz, after his overbearing mother schedules an appointment for him. Seuz soon convinces Jack that, in order for him to move on with his life, he must undergo a radical type of therapy that forces Jack to play the leading man in his own romantic comedy. What begins as an informal, albeit unconventional exercise soon escalates to include an over-the-top director, a supporting cast of Jack's mother and father, and a love interest—played by Jack's awkward and bookish sister. Meanwhile, Jack, unsure of his therapist's sanity, takes matters into his own hands after meeting and falling head over heels for the beautiful, but regrettably engaged Maggie. But Sam envisions a different ending to Jack's movie, an ending that puts her in Jack's arms instead of Maggie. Through a script that combines humor and heart, laughter and love, the audience is treated to a romantic comedy for the stage that tips its hat to pop culture and pays homage to such classic films as The Philadelphia Story, Annie Hall and When Harry Met Sally.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code MD4000
  • Cast Size 9
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 100 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group | Dinner Theatre
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583421819
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"A screamingly funny and original execution of the romantic comedy genre... Hummel has created original, fresh, fast-paced dialogue for fascinating characters..." -Duluth News Tribune