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The Overcoat

The Overcoat

By Tim Kelly. Based on Nikolai Gogol's story.

Product Code: O20000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy | Drama | Farce
  • Cast size: 4m., 4w. (5m., 3 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: $40/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Here's Nikolai Gogol's eccentric little masterpiece adapted into a lively storytheatre presentation. In 19th-century Russia, a humble clerk in the Ministry of Legal Records, Akaky Akayevich, scrapes and saves to purchase a handsome new overcoat. The garment, trimmed in cat fur, transforms him into a person who matters. The future is most promising. When the overcoat is stolen by a ruffian, Akaky is driven nearly mad and dies of pneumonia. But wait! Does Gogol have a surprise! Akaky refuses to accept his fate. He returns from the grave and takes out his anger by snatching fine overcoats from the backs of good citizens! No wonder St. Petersburg will never be the same. Gogol mixes comedy, farce and drama with amazing skill. The characters, from the pompous Person Of Consequence to the tailor's fish-frying wife, are delightful types and great fun to portray. An excellent contest choice.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code O20000
  • Cast Size 8
  • Min. Royalty Rate $40/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 40 min

Categories

  • Genre Comedy | Drama | Farce
  • ISBN(13) 9780871295682
* 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.