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Losers Bracket

Losers Bracket

By Clay Sander and Nate Sander.

Product Code: LL3000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 5 to 6m., 2 to 4w.

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

"Tiny" Willits and Ethan Banks spend most of their free time at Boo's Tavern in the small, working-class community of Downs Moor. Boo's co-owner (along with bar namesake Boo Koontz) is a know-it-all loudmouth named Gus "Hitch" Bigwood. Hitch has a noticeable limp due to a forklift accident at the town factory 10 years earlier, which got him a massive settlement, a large part of which he spent on an antique automobile. Unbeknownst to Ethan and Tiny, Hitch has been faking his limp for the past decade to avoid paying back the insurance company for the fraudulent claim. Ethan and Tiny get laid off from the factory and are now desperate. To add insult to injury, Tiny has recently lost his girlfriend, Trisha, to the high-school principal, Rick, and Ethan is getting hounded by debt collectors. Hitch, in the meantime, has grown weary of faking his limp. Trying to gather enough money to leave Downs Moor and live anonymously, Hitch and Terry Edwards (the town's ineffectual sheriff) hatch a scheme to "fake-steal" Hitch's antique automobile and collect the trumped-up insurance payoff. When Ethan and Tony find out Hitch is faking his limp, he is forced to let them in on the plans. The plan goes perfectly and all are satisfied with the results … until Tiny and Ethan find out Hitch lied about the amount of the payoff.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code LL3000
  • Cast Size 7
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • Target Audience College and Adult | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre | Senior Theatre | Dinner Theatre
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781619590724
* 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

"[This] blue-collar comedy is a tall glass of Pabst." -Chicago Sun-Times

"A gut-busting comedy with no-nonsense doses of heart … elements of the Coen Brothers' twisted sense of truth mingle with the laidback lunacy of Mayberry." -ChicagoTheatre.com

"An elegantly conceived slice of life about fishing, drinking, ranting and cussing in the Middle American wasteland." -Chicago Reader

"Chock-full of vigor and belly laughs." -Chicago Tribune

"Despite all the screwball backstabbing and infighting, the biggest laughs come from simply basking in the mind-numbing predictability of human nature." -Chicago Reader

"It's a beer lover's play. The dive-bar setting is stocked with bad haircuts, Ditka accents and a jukebox full of Def Leppard's finest, making even the primmest teetotaler crave a cold brew." -Chicago Sun-Times

"The Brothers Sander … exhibit an assured command of dialogue and character in their script." -Chicago Tribune

"The play hums with the kind of quirky, blue-collar, sports-loving bravado that made Bleacher Bums a Chicago classic." -Chicago Tribune