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Senior Circuit

Senior Circuit (formerly Five Nickels)

By Jack Neary

Product Code: S1P000

  • Collection
  • Comedy

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The pieces within this collection may be performed individually or together. By default, granted licenses will include the whole work unless specifically requested otherwise. Please submit a cutting request with your application if you do not intend to perform the work in its entirety.

* 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.

$10.95 /book

Min. Royalty Rate: $90/perf

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Formerly titled Five Nickels, Senior Circuit is a full evening of one-act plays, centering on the experience of the golden years. Five Nickels: Ed Maloney, 60, is single and shy. He's a Catholic usher and, on this particular Sunday, he is confronted by Catherine Barber, a 50-year-old widow who, after weeks and weeks of holding back, has finally determined to confront this lifelong bachelor with her true feelings—feelings which she has been expressing weekly in the church hallway in a very special, very subtle way. Late Date: Two sharply sassy 20-somethings, hoping to never cross paths again after one date from hell, are forced to deal with the very real fact that their single parents are considering dating each other. Oklahoma: An actor-audience one-on-one in which a woman in her 70s reminisces about her days as a World War II nurse and how the horrors of war were miraculously eased by a surprise trip to New York to see the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Lilacs: A sweet, often hilarious chance meeting, said to have really taken place sometime in the 1920s between a young boy destined to be a priest and a 14-year-old girl who would one day become one of the most famous actresses in the world. The Wedding: a roll-in-the-aisles laugh following the plight of a regular Joe named Frank who must accommodate the seemingly outrageous demands made by his only daughter. Why Mary-Ellen can't see the wisdom behind Dad's choice to hold her wedding reception at the Knights of Columbus Hall is only one of the innumerable comic confrontations in the show.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Collection
  • Product Code S1P000
  • Cast Size 6
  • Pages 80
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 100 min


  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group Community Theatre | Senior Theatre
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583428672
* 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.

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