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Rick Abbot

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  7f, 3m

Perfect for any performing group, this is the hilarious story of a theatre group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script.
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    7f, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use
    Suggested Use
    • UIL Approved
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
Description
Perfect for any performing group, this is the hilarious story of a theatre group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance, in which anything that can go wrong, does. When the author decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter.
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Considerations

Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
Cautions
  • Alcohol
  • Gun Shots

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day, Victorian (British and American)
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

Casting

7f, 3m
Cast Attributes
  • Non-Traditional casting

Music

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

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Authors

Rick Abbot

Rick Abbot is one of several pen names for prolific playwright Jack Sharkey (1931-1992). Mr. Sharkey was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college wi ...

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