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The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name)

The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name)

By James Still.

Product Code: V27000

  • Full-length Play
  • Cast size: 1m.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

  • Awards: The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright 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: $85/perf

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Synopsis

"It's not that Gary doesn't say 'I do' several times a day. He does. And it's not that he has a reputation for saying 'I don't.' He doesn't. Everyone falls in love with Gary for both of these reasons." A story, a confession, a revelation—this play takes place in the past, in the present and in the infinity of Gary's mind. Armed with his theme ("Anything can happen") and a pair of leopard-print underwear Gary dreams about kissing somebody, but along the way finds himself in New York addicted to phone sex, attending memorial services for strangers and passing out at the memory of Cream of Wheat boxes. While he sleeps with Batman and a man named Ponce de Leon, he has fantasies about Dracula and Greek gods. His affinity for strange situations leads him through an unforgettable circle of porn stars, deaf transvestites and a dog named Rodney. It's through his surprising friendships with a man named Valentino and a woman named Mary Carmen that Gary discovers his greatest poetry, humor, pain and hope. One critic wrote, "James Still's powerfully moving narrative is about a young hustler learning too much too fast, but still naive and romantic and in love with hope." Still has performed his solo piece in arts centers, classrooms, living rooms and theaters. For the first time, it is being made available to other performers.

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code V27000
  • Cast Size 1
  • Min. Royalty Rate $85/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 50 min

Categories

  • ISBN(13) 9780871297785
* 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.

Customer Reviews

"This work is stunning. James Still has written a magnificent piece of theatre, one in which you care so much for a group of misfits and you hardly even know their names. The story is moving and their lives reflect so many people. Though you may not have had the same life as Gary, every audience member can identify with his journey."
Review by Derek Baxter, Off Kilter Theatre LLC, Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Media Reviews

“It’s a marvelous pop culture kaleidoscope about ‘love, struggle, heartbreak, losing yourself,’ and ultimately, ‘finding yourself.’” –Creative Loafing Tampa Bay