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A Dram of Drummhicit

Arthur Kopit, Anton Dudley

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2f, 7m

Arthur Kopit and Anton Dudley

An American entrepreneur has found the perfect Scottish island on which to build his new golf course. But as secrets - and bodies - are unearthed, the true nature of the island wreaks comic havoc.
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 7m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Farce, Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery/Thriller, Fables/Folktales, Romantic Comedy
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description
An American entrepreneur has found the perfect Scottish island on which to build his new golf course. But as secrets - and bodies - are unearthed, the true nature of the island wreaks comic havoc.
History
A Dram of Dummhicit was first presented by La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, California, on May 17, 2012. It was directed by Christopher Ashley.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
Cautions
  • Alcohol
  • Strong Language
  • Mild Adult Themes
  • Nudity/Partial Nudity

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music, Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes

Setting:

Muckle Skerry, a small island somewhere in the Southern Hebrides, a few years back, when real estate investment still seemed like a good idea.

Casting

2f, 7m
Cast Attributes
  • Ensemble cast
  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Expandable casting
  • Local Celebrity Cameo
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

THE REVEREND THOMAS HAGGLEHORNE - minister of a small parish church on Muckle Skerry
LITTLE NICK - his sexton (late teens to 20s)
ROBERT BRUCE - an American real estate mogul (50s)
CHARLES PEARSE - Robert Bruce’s “fixer” (early to mid 30s)
HARRY MORGAN - a wealthy Edinburgh businessman (50s)
WILLIAM ROSS (a.k.a., Old Willy) - a resident of Muckle Skerry and business partner of HARRY MORGAN (70+)
MACKENZIE STEWART - owner of the only pub on Muckle Skerry (30s to 40s)
ANGUS MACLEOD (a.k.a., Old Angus) - a fisherman and frequenter of the pub (50s to 60s)
FIONA MACLEOD - the fisherman’s daughter, works at the pub (early 20s)
FELICITY OLIPHANT - an anthropologist connected the British Museum (late 30s to 40s)

THE WASHERWOMAN (double cast) - an apirition

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Music

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  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
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Press

"Gleeful!" - San Diego Union-Tribune

"Keeps the audience in stitches." - La Jolla Light

"A light entertaining evening that's fun and amusing." - North County Times

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Authors

Arthur Kopit

Arthur Kopit is the author of the plays Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung you in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad; Indians (Tony Nominee, finalist for Pulitzer prize); Wings (Tony Nominee, finalist for Pulitzer prize); End of the World, with Symposium to Follow; a new translation of Ibsen’s Gh ...

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Anton Dudley

Anton Dudley's Off-Broadway credits include Substitution (Playwrights Realm/Soho Playhouse), Getting Home (Second Stage Uptown), Slag Heap (Cherry Lane Theater), and Honor and the River (SPF/Theater Row).  Regionally, his plays and musicals have been presented a ...

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