‘Check Please:’ a 1-Act Play by Jonathan Rand

‘Check Please:’ a 1-Act Play by Jonathan Rand

One-act plays were hugely popular as curtain-raisers in the Victorian age and during the early years of the 20th century. But they went out of fashion. They were vehicles for himself and his leading lady, Gertrude Lawrence, giving them a variety of roles to play, and also a chance to sing and dance. We Were Dancing, very light, very slight, is one of the weakest of the nine and relies entirely on the sophistication and the personalities of the actors. A married woman Lianne Harvey and a married man James Sindall fall in love one night and out of love before dawn; and even before they have had time to have sex. A wife Tracey Pickup is fed up with her dull husband Stephen Fawkes who is always so nice, so kind, so noble and so forgiving. She encourages him to have an affair. Finding him reluctant to do so she confesses to affairs she has never had, hoping he will give her a good thrashing. If only he had! Or, better still, kill her.

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The evening opens with her “Saved by the Bell,” a farce on the perils of speed dating. “This first one, for readers theater, is one woman who plays.

This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author’s own. Instead, the five-play lineup at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre is a well-crafted effort that evoked laughs from an intimate, appreciative audience during a Friday night performance in Mamaroneck. I’m a tough critic. No matter how many other books I write, my first two books are the ones that make my phone ring the most. Each is a collection of one hundred true, funny stories.

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DramaFest Festival of One-Act Plays – LINE-UP OF PLAYS ANNOUNCED of emotions, audiences will experience the unlikely possibilities of a first date;.

The EdTA Survey of most performed shows for is now available. Nine-year-old Ben Jinks wants a pet, but a talking hamster wasn’t on his wish list. You Gotta Be Connected! Available for Live Streaming. The authorised 30 minute edition of the Broadway musical The Addams Family is now available for primary school aged performers. Looking for that perfect short play for the new school year?

We’ve got you covered with a collection of some of our most popular one-act plays for schools. A new theatre teacher is bringing a production of A Chorus Line to the high school. Though the hopefuls range from shy to outrageous, and from diva-like to determined, everyone has a chance to step into the spotlight. A hilarious and heartbreaking look at the madness of auditioning and the actors who brave the process for that perfect part. This is a hilariously maniacal assault on the banality of English suburbia.

A family is discussed, every member of which is called Bobby Watson; a young couple is alarmed to find that they have been married for years. For such people, words can have no meaning. The play ends in a crescendo of non-sequiturs.

One Act Plays

July 7, by davelefkowitz. One table at a small, almost elegant, continental restaurant. The table is covered by a huge white cloth, the front of which hangs down to the floor. Two napkins, two glasses of water, a vase with two real roses in it, and a bottle of ketchup sit on the table.

One Act Plays of the Sea (Original, Play, One Act, Broadway) opened in New York City Oct 29, Lafayette Theatre (Oct 29, – Closing date unknown).

By Brian D. This zany romp through history is a fun, fast-paced look at the woes and wonders of dating through the ages. With stops at ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian civilizations, then hitting Medieval and Colonial times, the scholarly hosts lead the audience through more modern decades like the Roaring 20s and the Nifty 50s. Read more With plenty of roles, everyone can have their moment in the spotlight and join the fun of playing one or more lovelorn characters! Electronic Script Information.

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She has written many full-lengths, one-acts, and ten-minute plays. Based on an idea of Virginia Woolf’s, the play imagines the life of a talented Shakespeare sister in Elizabethan England. The search for the body of Sequoyah in

The 23rd Annual Festival of One-Act Plays. featuring The evening closes with Frank Trangredi’s Play Date, a whimsical and charming look at.

It’s Valentine’s Day and the pressure is on. Seventeen crazy characters search for love in a round-robin game of speed dating. Everyone’s in on the action: a hopeless people-pleaser, a Frenchman, a guy hung up on his previous girlfriends, an art therapist, a clown, and more. They’re desperate, chatty, needy, strange — and the clock is ticking. Will they find love before time runs out?

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Guy and Girl sit several tables away from each other at a restaurant and date one lunatic after another until they finally bump into each other at the end of the play. This one-act play is light on technical needs. The production notes only specify that two dinner tables are needed for the set. Each scene should end with a blackout for a better reveal of the next absurd character. Beyond that, the costumes, props, and any other set needs are up to the creativity of the production crew.

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Dearborn Street Chicago. In Blind Date, a well-meaning aunt tries to arrange the social life of her overwhelmingly reluctant niece, with hilariously unexpected results. Goodman Theatre Seating Charts. Suggested Nearby Restaurant. Chicago Tribune – Highly Recommended. Both pieces are minor, but Foote’s obvious fondness for his characters is infectious and his realization of the Depression-era milieu is deft. The casts of both plays manage the enviable feat of conveying guileless honesty without sacrificing nuance or veering into sentimentality.


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